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move from hell happened to us four years ago. My wife had to
drive into France to take temporary care of her widowed
mother, who had fallen down the stairs. It seems she was day
sitting the next door neighbour's child, who had left his
toy car in the path of my mother-in-law, who was carrying a
box of toys downstairs for him to play with. She had
fractured a hip, making walking difficult. She was sleeping
downstairs on her sofa, but could not get upstairs to
perform personal care. My wife offered to help.
We were purchasing a larger home because the children needed
larger bedrooms and we could all use some extra space.
Unfortunately, my car was being repaired after I had been
hit from the rear and my wife was in France in her car. She
had read about temporary cover on a car for hire so she told
me about it and I agreed to try it. I hired a car with no
setbacks and purchased the temporary cover. That was the
smoothest thing to happen during that move. The removal van
broke down and another had to be sent out to us. The
replacement van blew two tires. It took four hours to change
two tires. Finally, we thought we were ready.
It wasn't that the furniture and personal belongings were a
problem to load onto the removal van. It wasn't that the
removers were unprofessional. It wasn't even that the
weather did not co-operate. It was that the removal van was
cursed. We didn't get the furniture loaded onto the van when
a gaping hole appeared on the floor of the removal van. Yet
another had to be sent to us. By now, it was dark, so we
called it a day and resolved to complete the job the next
day. Reloading everything onto the new van didn't take long
but then we had to load the remainder of the furniture onto
the van. Praying the new removal van would be strong, we
crossed our fingers and began the trip to the new house.
When you have three children just turning into teen-agers
seated in a car for hire with belongings packed around them,
you drive very carefully. I was grateful for the temporary
cover on the car because the literature said that if
anything happened, they would cheerfully fix whatever the
problem was. I could count on the fingers of both hands what
problems could arise, but I was watching the removal van
behind me recede further and further in my mirrors. I drove
back to the van to see what was wrong. The van had become
jammed underneath a bridge too low for the van to clear.
That we got the removal van to the new house was, I suppose,
a gift from the Lord. It certainly was not due to the
removal van company's vans. Frustration reigned supreme that
day, but not from the hired car nor its temporary cover.
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