I mentioned we were moving a few posts ago, and was looking for recommendations on movers. We went with one of those recommendations and now have no fridge.
Moving for us, seems to always be a series of unfortunate events. When we moved to CO from CA, our moving truck was 2 days late and finally arrived on a tow truck… yeah a moving truck pulled in by a tow truck, that’s fun, certainly gave the neighbors something to talk about.
We shoulda known better than to think that was the worst it could be.
Long unfinished story short… We get a call the day of the move, “our guys forgot to plug the trucks in, so since last night was really cold, neither of them start now. Can we move you tomorrow?”
The answer was no. no because we already had Cable coming, Already had phone transfer orders, already had everything packed. And most importantly, were traveling Monday of the upcoming week, so moving Sunday, would suck.
So they borrowed a truck from a sister company, arrived two hours late. Didn’t have an appliance dolly, or the promised wardrobe boxes…. Joy.
So the good part, using some sort of Shirpa like straps they man handle the fridge out the front door, where it get’s dropped down two concrete steps before tilting sideways to a foot and some change into gravel and fallen leaves. The doors flew open, the shelves all fly out, it was like a cool slow motion action scene, except it was my 2 year old, rather nice fridge.
So now we have a fridge that can’t be connected to water since it leaks, the doors don’t close well (thankfully the seals seem to work), the side has a huge dent in it, no telling if the insulation is intact or not. Gashes across the front, and the bottom facia is pretty much just sitting there since it’s bashed off.
And of course, being two hours late, they rushed us through signing the paperwork, our bad, and neglected to point out the option for additional insurance that didn’t require a written inventory. Oh well live and learn.
moving sucks… We’ve decided that come what may, we’re going to grow old and die, in our townhome… maybe we’ll even haunt it….