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Apr. 16th, 2005 @ 10:34 pm Done!
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The loading went well, everything is packed and most of it's in the pods.

Problem, I could use another pod. Not sure if I can get one at this late date, but we'll see.

I'm also considering just shipping my dining room chairs out to Phoenix. It would be cheaper then a second pod, and I might even see them sooner this way.

Thanks to everyone that helped, Now I'm going to get some sleep!


(oh but first:
Zokutou word meter
9,000 / 9,000

Bogus numbers, but I am done!) of course when I get to Phx, I'll have another 3000 things to toss out!)
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Date:April 17th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
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You got a POD? How easy are they to work with? When that day comes and we finally find a house we can afford, I was thinking of using them.
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Date:April 17th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Small! 8' deep X 5' wide X 6' tall, I had a one bedroom w/den, two computer desks, a hutch to go on top of one desk, dining room table, 5 chairs (why 5? no idea anymore, but there's only 5), 150-200 boxes (12 three foot tall bookcases of books (double filled), three shipping wardrobes of clothes, and games and misc collectibles and memorabilia), a large oak dresser and the mattress and box spring.

The chairs and about one hand truck load (12? their odd sizes so there's only 6 of them but count double) didn't fit in the pods. Bad news was the pod people are too booked to drop me another one. My advice is to over order and just cancel the ones you don't need when they pick them up. Just check and see what the charge will be for that convenience.

Also I hired a moving crew (three guys) from emove.com (found emove through uhaul) I hate their website! but I like the concept and results so I'll deal with it (actually I'll get ahold of them and offer a redesign and outsourcing through my old company! I'll get some hours out of it and maybe even a commission!)

I had already planned on 'hand carrying' (packing into a trailer and hauling to the new place):
the computers (gott in himmel I found another one!)
The monitors (two twenty-one inch large form screens)
two tv's (19" and a 24")
the small computer desk that I use for a printer stand
the laser printer
the scotch (6 cases included the more notable empties, I may build a shrine to fondly remember the 35 yr old Balvenie and other highlights ;)
weapons (ornamental knives and swords, foils, a couple of almost antique rifles)
folding tv tables (gotta eat off something)
the good desk chair (gotta sit somewhere)
the bed frame (but not the mattress!)
important papers (like the taxes I just filed!)
Interview clothes (I'm looking for work after all)
VCR's and DVD players and cabling.
The cats (and scratching tree, food, crate, toys) (ok their in the SUV with me, not in the trailer but the tree is in the trailer)
Mirrors and glass shelves (Not supposed to pod ship art or glass)
cleaning supplies (don't want chemicals in with my other stuff, and I'll need to clean when I get to Phx)
kitchen (utensils, rice cooker, foreman grill, pots, pans, glasses, mugs, plates and all food that will survive the trip)

That sounds like a lot, but I have most of it in a 8 foot walking closet now, so it should fit in a 12 foot trailer pretty handily.

From my web quote on moving to AZ, the pods will save me almost 70% on having full serve movers come in and haul it out there. (Plus there's the horror stories of movers ransoming your stuff to you for extra $$$$ once they have it loaded. My last big move was in grade school, and I know that things went missing then.)

If you would like to talk more contact me via email directly, but I'll be going offline probably for the rest of the month on Tuesday morning.

Good luck on your eventual move!
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Date:April 17th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
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The pods sound absolutely amazing! I've never had to do a cross-country move, and my last major-metro move was only Tucson to Phoenix when I was in college -- no great amount of Stuff to transport. I'll definitely keep that in mind, since after I get my degree I'll be looking for work all over the state.

Give me a call if you want company or help when you get into town!
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Date:April 19th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
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Well since you offered ;)

I could definately use a hand, even if it's just watching the stuff so I don't have to lock the trailer between loads.

If you know of a couple of strong backs, even folks that I'd have to pay, let me know, as I'll be pretty wiped out by Sunday, even if everything goes well between now and then.

I'll give you a call and see what we can work out.

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Date:April 19th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't have offered if I wasn't willing to step up. :) The catch will be if I'm working, of course -- my next day off is Sunday.