About a year ago we found out that our 1950’s renovated units were going to be getting makeovers. To have a chance of moving into a new unit you had to put your name into a lottery system. Tobei and I figured why not, and entered our names. Many months passed and we had started to forget we had done it then on November 28th our phone rang. We won a new unit!
We weighed the pros and cons and asked to see the new unit. The pros were pretty major. We were living next to the creek and I am allergic to mosquitoes. In the summer months I could not leave my house. My mom is in a wheelchair and my step mom uses a cane due to knee replacements. Our current home had 3 large steps. Our new home has none. Making access for my parents much easier. The last pro was that I am all about my home. I need my home to be nice in order for me to be happy. The cons were minor things we could over look. Basically the cost of moving and the fact that we would be moving January 2nd. Just days after Christmas and in the middle of winter. The pros won and we accepted our new unit.
The days following Christmas were a whirl wind and at one point I wondered if moving day would work out. A storm hit southern Ontario on New Years Day. My brother in law had to turn around half way here and go home. Lucky for him he did as if he didn’t he would have been right in the middle of a 100 car pile up on the 401. He took the train down the next day. My friend who was supposed to take my kids for the week-end ended up sick. At the last minute I found another friend to take the boys. The day of the move my best friend was still recovering from the flu that greeted him on New Years Eve. Things were not looking good.
I asked Tobei to put the call out. We needed manpower. As Tobei left to pick up the moving truck people started arriving. We had in total about 10 people show up to help us move. It was the perfect amount of manpower. In just 4 hours everything was out of the old house and into the new house. Just in time, the winter storm started just as the last piece of furniture came in the house. Poor Tobei had to return the moving truck in some pretty awful road conditions.
We spent the next 3 days unpacking. I am proud to say our house is 95% unpacked and is totally livable. The only boxes left are sitting in a corner of the basement and we will get around to them over the next week or so. I love our new home. There were a few issues but our landlord has been super quick to address them. I have not been this happy in my home in a long time. Accepting the move was well worth it even with all the stress and craziness. Now to put my feet up and enjoy some well deserved relaxation.
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What was your craziest move story? No move is perfect without a hiccup or two. What was yours?