Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lists, lists and more lists.........

Not sure if its because I am getting older (will be the big 4 5 this weekend) or I am just more forgetful, but I am having to write everything down of what there is to do with this moving.

Got myself a note book and have instructed dh to write everything down that he wants me to do, otherwise I will forget.

I have got the movers booked, which is good. We used them for when we moved. Actually they moved us from a storage unit, to the house, and they did it while I was at work, so dh supervised it all. It's worth the $1150 that it's going to cost us, to get someone else to do the heavy work. Everyone has to work, and neither me nor dh can handle the heavy lifting.

Got the cable, Internet and home phone sorted for this house and the new house, boy was that an ordeal. I knew this was going to be the most problematic, so decided it had to be the first job I tackled. The cancellation of the services at our house, was pretty easy, setting up the new services at the new house was a nightmare. We had to do it with another company as the company we are with doesn't provide services in that area. Lets just say the company we are having to go with begins with the letter "B" and is well known!!

We go to the first store and basically their system was down and without doing a thorough credit check on us, she couldn't help us...AT ALL??? We tried to ask a couple of questions and she kept repeating that their system was down etc. So we walked out of there shaking our heads.

So we then go to a different location, and two hours later we finally get everything sorted out. The first lady tried to help us, but totally wasted our time, it took the manager and another lady to get everything set up. Now you are probably asking, why use this company, we have no choice, which sucks!!! We were both drained by the time everything was sorted out, and I still have to sort my cell phone out, but again I was just too pooped to deal with that.

Still haven't got any packing done yet!!! That will be done eventually.


Cathy said...

Hello gill
Just think in a few months time you'll laugh about all of this - NO?!
Remind me not to move house ;)
Take care

Lakeland Jo said...

happy birthday and happy moving

Evelyn said...

We have to go with that company for satellite service, no other choice and they are so hard to work with if you can get someone who pseaks english it makes it easier.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Happy birthday and Happy moving!
I am so Blessed to live here Property thats been in my Family 6 gens. now , and never having to move again!:o) Wonderful thought!lol
Have a great day!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

happy birthday gill. you deserve a nice dinner out, i do think :)

moving is a pain indeed. i can remember when we moved across town a few years back...and we did pay someone to move everything and it was worth every penny.

wish i could lend you a hand packing...i am pretty good with that part of moving ;)

have a good day.


mommanator said...

happy moving! it will all get sorted out! a year from now it will be something to lokk back at and smile!

Decadent Housewife said...

Won't it be good to have all this behind you? So much extra things to remember with a move. Hope you plan a lovely little birthday celebration to make it feel all better. :)

Expat mum said...

Ugh! We moved 5 years ago, and although I plan to "downsize" when the children are all gone, I don't think I can bear the thought of moving again.

scrappy quilter said...

I know what company you speak. Sorry this is the kind of service you get. It'll soon all be behind you. Happy Birthday.

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your comments...