If you have moved, and it didn't work just right, you haven't lived. LOL We have moved probably more times than Betty and Myra, Most had their confusing points, one is a not so funny story.
Our first 'owned home' was a $3000 two bedroom frame house. Down a steep dirt hill and up a little on a curve to what we called 'Happy Valley' (5 frame houses on a dead end road) in Belmont, NC, Sherry's home town. We loved it, BUT as our lives went, I quickly got ants in my pants and joined the US Navy. We first rented it out, then sold the house.
Sherry ALWAYS wanted to move back to Belmont. Years later a good friend, a surveyor that I used in the building business told me of land for sale on Main St, in Belmont. I jumped on it quick. My girl was so happy. We built a beautiful home with 3 car garages, 3 BR, 3Baths with an indoor pool. We were happy campers.
We enjoyed the house for a few years then started to thinking of all the traveling we planned and could not leave the pool unattended for many reasons. Soooo time to move again.
We had two acres with nothing on it so I started to build a large Duplex, for us and my sister Kat and her hubby. It was legally laid out as Condos. A local Mill owner wanted our house NOW and was paying cash, so YES we can move.
Every Moving, Storage Company was busy. I found one with two full yellow page ads and 6 phone numbers. YES, but the only day open is this Sunday. OK! The movers were on time, Very courteous and careful with our 'stuff'. Bro-in-law Elmer came over and noted the tag on the truck was from Alabama.
"Hey Jack, are they stealing your furniture?" as he pointed to the tag.
The head man (and company owner) was standing near and laughed, "Yeah we are stealing his stuff."
With the Truck loaded I told the owner I needed the furniture stored for at least three months. He said no problem, so I made the check out to cover the move and storage. We waved as our stuff left our driveway on Main St. I got busy and honestly never thought about the furniture until the new house was ready. I called to get the furniture. All phones disconnected. WHAT? There must be a mistake!
Okay, I hate to leave like this, but this is too many words for an entry. The results were bad but could have been a lot worse. Eventually we did get a check for $3.85, yes that is three dollars and eighty-five cents and some of our furniture back. I will try to finish tomorrow.