Monday, May 9

the truck

I have not picked up my camera for one, i misplaced my charger but last night a few shots as k and i strolled. slowly i have been recounting our move. la porte rouge is also my journal, i can one day look back  and read my life's passage. I contemplated if i would talk about our move, the physical part- the logistics. please free to skip this part if you would like.

K and i  had changed our plans several times, well more like i changed my mind often emotions taking the better of me i often made decisions based on how i felt and how i do not want to feel. finally we decide that we would get the moving truck Wednesday night, empty my storage unit that i have had for ten years  and stop at the studio to pick up things. we did just that and felt good our plan was headed to a good start even, if it was raining. Arriving home we starting moving boxes from our home into the truck
 and finally stopped because it had begun to storm.

the next morning we started really early packing the truck none stop, getting discourage at how much left to be done. we moved all day long into late night how it possible to have so much stuff. we were do to come right back to get ducks, chickens and let the house cleaners into clean the house for the next person. Finally on the road around ten p.m. we had four hours of driving. K in the huge truck that i am very surprised we do not need a special licence to drive and i in my friends farm van with les chiens est chats.  Sixty miles into our drive on the mass pike ( suicide highway) the very large truck broke down right there on the highway. it took four  hours before roadside assistant came, three am by now they told us that that they would tow it forty miles and give us a new truck WHAT?  there was no way we were going to unload the truck only to unload it again. they agreed to tow us the tree hours to our new home - i was so happy for that. that is until a mile from our new home the tow truck could not make the turn so he abandoned the truck there on the road with everything we owned. It was 6 am, k found a floor to sleep on and i spent hours on the phone with truck company hoping for  quick fix that only came two days later- that is right two days. we could not make it b back to get the feathery friends and the horses were on their way. the van that i had been driving held a few things but somehow no one told us that we could not lock the doors for they would not open again! oh and also i got my friend to open the house for the cleaners that promised me a tip top cleaning, ended up being there for only two hours and took one hundred and fifty dollars and left the house in such a state that new cleaners had to be called and paid for  .( i have always cleaned them myself spend ten hours or more at times, this times i decided that the move was too big and that we would treat ourselves to house cleaners- what a very expensive endeavour it turned out to be, advice do not be charmed by someone who calms your nerves on the phone as says" nadia do not worry my team will have the place like new" my mistake craigslist random.

friday my parents arrived, i felt so bad that they where coming to such chaos yet they where so helpful special for the spirit. the thing i worried about the most was the horses and how i was not there to bring back with the transport, it was the thing i feared the most yet that was the smoothest part of the whole move.

okay i have bored you to death, but i had to write all this down, there was many more crazy things in between, like how we went back for our ducks and chickens and upon arriving home after a four drive i was texted " you forgot a duck" i cried and cried" the duck is safe now but a perfect mother i am not.

*i just like the pic of the birch tree, last night.

11 comments:

The Oak Leaves said...

At least you can try to find peace in knowing you'll get there someday :)

Anna Allen said...

oh my gosh! what a nightmare! i hope you are safe and sound at your new place now. or soon will be!!

Joan said...

I can't believe what a terrible move you had..and the Very Bad House Cleaners.. how mean was that! May you have a splendidly beautiful life from here on. You deserve it!

S. Etole said...

I hope you find peace in the midst of all the chaos.

hawthorne girl said...

oh that is just how making a big move always goes. it will all be better soon. hang in there and i'm glad all of the critters are doing ok. i'm sure you are a very good mother. so many times when we have moved one of the animals takes off and we spend hours looking for it.

sonrie said...

Moving is terrible - I did it 6 times in college and now I've vowed to stay in my home now forever. So sorry of your disappointments.

cindy* said...

oh nadia! I do not envy you and k, what a nightmare of a moving experience. I am moving to Michigan in 2 weeks, too, it should be quite the drive!

Natasha said...

Goodness what a journey Nadia! I hope by now you are settling into your new home nicely and the craziness is behind you.

avant garde design said...

wow, such craziness for you! but at least you are there, with your animals, and the lost duck ;) also those cleaners would have heard an earful from me i have to say. enjoy this new week in your new home!

Valerie said...

it's been a long winding road (and there's no un intended)
i wish life is sweeter to you & you can happily enjoy your new place xx

April said...

Qu'est qu'un chien Grand Pyrenees dans le photo? (ma francais est tres mal maintenant-pardonnez, s'il vous plait:) Comment je manque mon grand chien!