By: jitterymoose , 4:20 PM GMT on May 09, 2008
Tonight and tomorrow. Ugh. Of course, it'll probably warm up and not be a problem for long.
The connex got here yesterday. My "luck" continues. I'd made arrangements with U-Haul to get a truck (because there's no walkboard that came down with the connex), had the reservation, checked the truck and everything. Yesterday morning, the connex was early, I went over to U-Haul where the gentleman at the Sinclair gas station (the U-Haul place) was VERY apologetic because there was no equipment yesterday. Oh....nelly. No one in town could rent me a walkboard, so the kids and I went over to the connex and started unloading boxes. The driver helped us. What a God send! Then, the towing guy from IronJ Towing showed up to help us get the ATV down, he looked in the connex and said, wow--you've got some big stuff in there, let's just put it all on the lift. So, everything big got gently lowered to the ground. We had 2 hours to unload the connex. We started at 12:15 and finished at 2:14pm. Whew! Then we had to put it all into a 10x20 storage unit. We got just about everything in, so I'm glad that part's over.
The real estate situation has caused me to retain an attorney. Just amazing. I guess I should have known, though. It hasn't been a pleasant process this time around at all. Still, if the deal falls through, there's another party just waiting in the wings to swoop down and get the house. Joan (the original owner) is right -- it sells itself. There's now a state of emergency in Fairbanks because of heating oil prices. The result is to loosen up a lot of state aid for winterizing. Not to brag on the house, but it used fewer than 100 gallons of fuel from 24 Feb until 4 May. It's not like it was particularly warm during that time, either.
Gotta run and recycle cardboard. It never ends. :-) Hope everyone has a great day! JM
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