Erik_
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Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:59am


I hate moving too. I did it like 3 times in one year the year we bought our house. That was a nightmare. By the last and final time we didn't even bother asking anyone besides my wife's parents for help. It was just easier not to (also, we felt bad dragging everyone through that experience for payment of a pizza and an "IOU" when they move)

Hope your move goes as painlessly as possible (if that's possible).

  • *Just got a Uhaul loaded. Erik, check your email. - Puckdropper, Sat Jul 30 2022 10:29pm
    Man moving sucks.
    • Email checked and replied to.- Erik_, Sun Jul 31 2022 12:59am
      • Some parts went well - Puckdropper, Thu Aug 04 2022 3:48am
        Others not so well. We hired a crew via Thumbtack to unload the truck. They did so quite effectively. (We spent a good 3 hours before they got there unloading to the point we could get to the beds. They took 3 hours to unload the rest of the truck. When the previous owner disconnected, they shut... more
        • Glad some of if went well. Moving that's usually... - Erik_, Thu Aug 04 2022 4:17pm
          best that you can hope for. 6 hours unloading the truck doesn't seem too terrible depending on how much you have. We helped my friend move last summer with a whole bunch of people and it was a 12 hour deal. Not sure about gas. Our house only has an oil burner and water heater. We had to pay the previous... more
          • That's how I thought the handoff would go - Puckdropper, Sat Aug 06 2022 3:44am
            It'd be so easy, especially with the newer smart meters, to read the meter and change things over even if your new owner calls a week or two after the previous owner disconnected things. I've thought about the house filling with gas explanation, but honestly I think that's MORE likely after charging... more
            • That's a good point about turning it on and off. - Erik_, Tue Aug 09 2022 10:11am
              Maybe the previous owner lapsed on the bill and it was turned off because of back payments? Google seems to say that utilities should ideally stay active during transfer of ownership.
              • No, it's just the city seems to be cheap. - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 10 2022 2:27am
                They weren't paying for any more gas than they had to, so they shut it off when the owner called to take the utilities out of their name. I've noticed the streets here are similar... They keep adding layers of asphalt but never seem to scrape any off. (Why? That would cost money.) That means the... more
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