Last Sunday we stopped by the Re-Store and bought a kitchen to put in the basement ($600 incl. sink and fixtures) for pickup midweek. Then on Monday I broke my wrist. Not ideal.
I've been getting calls daily from the Re-Store bugging me to come pick up the kitchen, so yesterday I got an enclosed trailer from U-Haul and stopped by the Re-Store on my lunch. Found a manager, explained the situation and asked if they could load the trailer for me to come back and haul it off after work. I got zero cooperation, and instead of help got an earful about how long the cabinets had been sitting. This made me unhappy. Took the trailer back to the office (empty) and dropped it in work's parking lot.
The U-haul experience lived up to ALL my expectations from them - which are very low. Booked a trailer in town - had to pick it up in the next town over - was told that its double booked for tomorrow, but that's the next guy's problem, etc.
After work, Momma and I returned to the Re-Store where we loaded the trailer - some staff joined in and helped enthusiastically. I wonder if the day manager was just a twit. Its brutal when one person reflects poorly on an org.
Anyway, we drove to barnhouse arriving at about 7:45 to find that drywall dude has taped/mudded everything!! Yay!! He needs to come back to sand and do coat 2, but its starting to look semi-liveable.
We ate a quick dinner of noodles and ground beef, then put kids to bed and Momma and I offloaded the furniture. Hard to negotiate the tight trailer space and stairs with the cast, but all doable. Got everything into the basement and it was only 10:00 PM. With the state the house was in from the drywall guy, there was no point doing any work on the "occupied spaces" and the remaining work was either fiddly (can't be done in a cast) or involved much scrubbing (also not doable in a cast) so we got the kids out of bed, loaded everyone back into the van and headed home.
We returned the U-haul trailer at 11:30 - backing it into the parking spot in the dark was nervous, and uncoupling it/lifting it off the ball was difficult. Got home at midnight, trundled the kids into their beds, and then crashed. This morning we slept in and are living a decadent life of "no plans" This is nice. I may try to hang some doors in this house and take a close look at the trim in the boy's room. It needs completion.