This weekend was finally the move into the new place. I say finally because we closed on June 10. It might have taken a while, but now we're the sole possessors of one residence. That's a good feeling.
Since our close date, we decided to do some work since we had a place to stay. The main project was replacing the sub-floor in the bathroom. And by "replacing the sub-floor," I mean replacing not only the sub-floor, but the toilet, bathtub, sink, vanity, walls, storage cabinet, tile, plumbing etc. From what I understand, this is a very common occurrence in the home ownership world. You go to change one little thing and bam, you're knee deep in a full-blown remodel. Yikes, I don't think I could endure that every time I wanted to change something small.
We've done a LOT of painting, too. I'll make sure to post before/after pics at some point so you can all see where our social life has gone.
On Saturday, Ashlee and I headed over to U-Haul to get our truck. We showed up right at 9:00, which was the scheduled time of truck pick up. This is how our conversation went with the U-Haul guy...
U-Haul Rep: Hi there, how can I help you today?
Smitherson: Yeah, we're here to pick up a truck. We have a reservation at 9:00.
U-Haul Rep: What's the last name?
Smitherson: Smith. Ashlee.
U-Haul Rep: Okay... *typing* Hmmm. I'm not... Hmmm.
U-Haul Rep: I'm not seeing anything.
U-Haul Rep: Oh, here it is. I've got you down for tomorrow at 9:30.
Smitherson: That's not right.
U-Haul Rep: That's what it says here.
Smitherson: That can't be right, I called last week to reschedule it for today at 9:00.
U-Haul Rep: Well, I don't know who made that error.
Smitherson: So do you have any open trucks?
U-Haul Rep: No. It's the last of the month. No one will have any.
Smitherson: Great. Okay, how about tomorrow? Can we just come back?
U-Haul Rep: Hang on. *typing* Unfortunately we wouldn't have a truck for you here.
U-Haul Rep: All our trucks will be out.
Smitherson: So is our reservation supposed to be at another location?
U-Haul Rep: No. I've got you down on our schedule.
Smitherson: But you won't have a truck for us?
U-Haul Rep: No.
Smitherson: So what are we supposed to do?
U-Haul Rep: I'm not sure.
How could that happen? Maybe because U-Haul sucks.
We left after that, partially defeated. If U-Haul, THE PLACE THAT WE MADE A RESERVATION WITH, didn't have a truck for us, who would? That was the question and many of the answers were not good. No one in town had a truck on hand for us. Luckily, about an hour later, Budget Truck Rental called us back and got us a truck.
While we were calling around for another truck, we called another city's U-Haul. While looking up the number for U-Haul, we came across a banner (see above thumbnail) on Uhaul.com. Ashlee pretty much salivated at the prospect of sticking it to U-Haul (remember, she's good with this stuff). After a phone call with the district manager (that was able to complete Ash's sentences since they've heard the story many times before) yesterday, our $50 is on its way.
So, we ended up getting everything moved. Shoosh. We no longer have the loft -- turned in the keys yesterday. The house is ours, along with an unfinished bathroom and two cats -- one of which is trying to find every nook and cranny in our place to hide. Seriously, BEHIND the oven? And I though Scoot's dog wanted to commit suicide.