Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh Crap

That wasn't actually what I first said... it was something along the lines of "bloody hell..."

I got an e-mail today, I get e-mails everyday, but every once in a while I get one that makes me say "bloody hell".

The problem(s)
"I need to update you on the current situation regarding your storage unit. We have just been advised by the contractor and city inspector that the storage unit is going to have to be moved, because the whole lot is going to be elevated by 1 to 2 feet. We thought we were going to be able to work around the unit but it turns out that we can't. They will need to have it moved, at the latest in 4 weeks. You have paid to March 1st. I don't know how you want to handle this. We have a fenced in area on Bluff Springs Rd. where all the RV's and boats will be moving to, during the construction period and where some of them will be staying. We are going to use both locations for storage. If you can have it moved, we have a place at the other facility about 3 miles away. Let me know what you want to do and how we can help. I am very sorry for the inconvenience. Awaiting your reply,"

We have had this storage container at this storage facility in Texas for almost 3.5 years now. WE have lived in Australia for over 5 years.

When I was there 1.5 years ago, we had 2 containers, and I went through both, shipped one containers worth here and got 1/2 of the other container emptied. However, there is still about a half a container full of our stuff there.

The only thing that is a big problem is that mom's piano is in there. I even have it on my 101 list to find it a new home. Looks like now is the time for that. (#59 find a home for Mom's piano) Oh, and that nobody will move containers that have things in them, and the fact that the stuff that is left is not even closely secure.

You may be thinking... people move containers all the time. What you may not realise is that they only move them full of stuff after THEY have packed them.

Also... the key to the lock... is here in Australia. (DOH!)

We had talked about having the rest of the stuff put into a regular storage facility and selling the last container, so now looks like it might be time for that too. However, we aren't there to do any of that.I actually was/am trying to organise part of our next trip there to include a week for me to finish going through my stuff. Luckily close to half the stuff in there is Brian's, not mine. (#36 - get the rest of my stuff out of storage)

The solution(s) - I hope!
I've sent out 15 e-mails. One to my mum's best friend, to see if her son-in-law would be interested in moving all the stuff that's left into a storage facility (we will pay him), he does a lot of odd jobs and I think he would be willing to do it.

Then I sent out the other 14 e-mails to everyone I know who still lives around there to see if they could ask around and find a home for the piano.

Once everything is out of the container, we will try to sell it. If we can't sell it before it needs to be moved, then we will try to sell it from where-ever it gets moved to.

I so didn't need this right now.

1 comment:

Rhianna said...

OMG! That sure is a lot to take in all at once, you porr dear, may the experience at least bring you something to write about :) Good luck with NaNoWriMo