Last night was my first night in the new apartment. I love my new place.
The neighbors have been wonderful.
But it’s been one little incident after another, as often happens when moving.
My recliner was mistakenly delivered yesterday morning instead of the afternoon.
Because the movers were on their way, I couldn’t leave when they called. The delivery was scheduled for afternoon and they called me yesterday at around 7:30 a.m. and said they had to deliver it then.
I called Kendra. She came over, got the keys to this new place, and went over to let them in.
The recliner is just somehow not comfortable. It has to do with how it fits my neck. It does not elevate and stabilize my neck like the previous one.
Without My Bed On My First Night:
I tried sleeping on the couch and it was terribly uncomfortable, so I tried sleeping in the new chair. In is electric and somehow the cord from underneath the chair came unplugged.
Then I was stuck in the reclining position and had to climb over it to get up.
So I ended up sleeping in my old recliner. I had gotten the new one because there was a problem with the old recliner, but somehow in the move it fixed itself.
The new recliner is also herky-jerky from side to side when you recline it all the way and at this point I just want them to come get it.
The furniture store’s response is that they would come get it, but I will have to pay a fee for something for sending it back . I’ve heard of this happening. Is it for restocking?
Hooking Up The Internet:
The guy hooking me up with a new modem for the internet came this morning and got that hooked up. But once I located my laptop to get on the internet, it didn’t work.
Apparently Cox Cable didn’t have new my address connected to the new modem (thus the internet), I learned.
I tried calling them on my home phone first, as the cell phone is charging. But then I kept getting disconnected because anytime they messed with the modem remotely on the other end my phone went dead.
So I dragged a dining chair into the kitchen and called with my cell phone hooked to the charger. They put someone on the phone who either didn’t understand or didn’t know how to fix this problem.
So then they transferred me to someone else and somewhere the phone call was disconnected again and again.
At that point I’m hurting because my ankle wasn’t elevated and burst into tears. Finally they got it worked out, so here I am writing to you with internet.
I thought Gracie would have the most problems with moving, but it’s been Ivy. She would not come out of her crate. Kendra brought them over early and put them in their crates in the second bathroom yesterday morning.
Gracie finally came out and went exploring. Several times during the night I woke up to find her sleeping on my side.
Around 2 a.m. Ivy came close to my recliner I was sleeping in and made the most horrific yowl of fear. I reached out for her but she ran off again. Poor Ivy.
Neither cat will eat. And I don’t think they’ve had any water, but I can’t be sure. I guess it will work itself out in a few days, but obviously I’m worried about them.
Kendra & Teri:
Kendra and Teri are lifesavers. Truly. I can never repay them for what they’ve done for me during this move.
Those two both worked their butts off to bring many boxes over here and do as much for me as possible. They are hard and diligent workers.
The three men who came to move me had never dealt with a Sleep Number bed. I was told whoever moved me would know how to deal with a Sleep Number bed, but that isn’t what happened.
So they had to call their manager in Broken Arrow to come disconnect it. We waited about 45 minutes for him to get there.
Teri has come every week day and I’m sure she’ll be here soon. She’s been setting up the kitchen. She drove me in my car (she has a really high pickup) to a medical supply place for a temporary plastic lift to raise the level of my toilet.
The Moving Charge Was Less:
I did get charged as much for moving as the estimate I was originally given, which was unexpected and a plus.
Thank goodness I get on Medicare February 1, so I can get tests to find out what’s wrong with my ankle.
Today a plumber Kendra knows is coming to give me an estimate for a high toilet. He’ll be here this afternoon sometime.
I don’t like the plastic seat that raises it because you can’t closet the toilet lid and I hate an open toilet.
So I know things will calm down and hopefully I can get someone out here or figure out myself how to get the bed inflated.
Things Will Get Resolved:
I’m just so tired. Thanks for hanging in there with me until things get resolved.
I know me bitching and moaning isn’t what you want to read. You’ve been so patient. I truly have the most wonderful readers and you’ve been with me through many things over the years. And I want you to know that I so appreciate all of you.
I put on the walking boot this morning because it is better than nothing.
I promise you will see some new decorating of my new apartment as fast and Teri and I can manage.
Thank goodness next week brings February 1st and I can then get an MRI on this ankle. Constant pain is no way to live.
I’ll take photos as soon as I can locate my camera battery charger. I’m sure you’re getting tired of stock photos.
Kendra & The 300 Pound Bathtub:
Oh, and I wanted to tell you that Kendra managed to move the 300 pound bathtub by herself.
The delivery people mistakenly dropped it off in the driveway at her old house instead of the new house.
She had a dolly and somehow managed it by herself.