Monday, December 7, 2015

Moving the thousand-pound hutch

Last week was spent helping Ethel get herself and her stuff back to Ohio.
I didn't take a single picture or video until Friday,
when a GoPro moment transpired and I couldn't help myself.




So maybe it wasn't a full thousand pounds,
but it felt like that much weight was lifted off our shoulders
once we got it in there.

Ethel and her stuff are now safely back in Ohio,
and thus concludes this drama.

 

28 comments:

  1. I'm so very very sorry.

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  2. Come back Ethel! There must be another house for sale nearby!

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  3. Thanks for posting. So sad.

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  4. so sorry she had to move back..

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  5. So glad you are back. No commiseration as per your request. Except for moving half a ton. Aunt Jean

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  6. Can't believe you all have to go through this! I wish they could've bought another house near you -- all the way back to Ohio isn't any fun! Without knowing a thing about the true situation I'm going to blab off; if it were me, I'd want to sue everybody in sight: seller, agent, real estate company, maybe the mailman, somebody's 2nd-grade teacher & the guy at the corner store. Somebody -- not Ethel & Fred -- needs to cough up reimbursement at least for the costs they bear -- not just the truck, but lost opportunity in their "new" & old houses & any penalties this incredible misadventure engendered. I've never heard of anything like it! Well, hope they're settled & feeling merrier by Christmas!

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    1. Ditto, all that! And curses on the seller forever, and ever.

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    2. Or I should say, NON-seller!

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    3. Ditto here, too. What a mess.

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  7. Anne Boleyn12/7/15, 6:27 AM

    Bravo WOMEN! What would we do without each other!
    And I must say that the legs on that hutch must be made of steel to have withstood the standing process.
    Well done!

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking, Anne! Not to mention steel backs on those 3 women!
      Lana in Phoenix

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  8. Yay for women! Brains over brawn. I had hoped another place would pop up for sale...I'm hoping to see this stuff moved back down again in the future.

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  9. It's good to laugh despite crappy end to crappy drama. Thanks for sharing! You guys can now check "able to move tall hutches in a single bound" off your achievements list :-)

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  10. That was amazing! I am very impressed. My family owns a moving company in Germany, if you guys ever want to change occupations. :-)

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  11. Woman power when focused (especially when the magic number 3 is involved) can do anything. Yay for all ya'll. Giant kudos to all three Maxine the Movers. xoxo Oma Linda

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  12. Awesome job ladies! Ok... new mystery... where is Fred? Lisa G. in TN

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  13. Better to use the muscles in your head whenever possible.
    Around here we call that "cleverage" ;D

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  14. I was hoping there was a new job involved, and Ethel would be staying and finding an even better home. Shucks.

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    1. Me too. Winters in Ohio...shudder...

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  15. Had to laugh when you said, "You know, my blog people would know how to do this."

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  16. Glad to see you back. So sorry to read that Ethel has ended up moving back to Ohio. Still waiting for your dad's silver lining to pop up. I'm sure he's pulling strings on his side!

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  17. An American in Tokyo12/7/15, 4:53 PM

    I hope for an even better place for Ethel and her husband after all these troubles!
    Glad to see that at least you guys were able to load the truck and laugh while doing it! =)
    Hope to see you again soon on this blog, Ethel!

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  18. An American in Tokyo12/7/15, 4:54 PM

    PS - Hey, maybe they can buy some of your back 40 and build a house right there?!?! =D

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    1. yes; I thought that too, could be such a good idea!

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  19. Glad you can retain some sense of humor (along with great strength!), but damn! Hate the whole situation and am so sorry it all happened to such good people.

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  20. Carson, saw this article this morning and thought of you since you're not too far from AlbuQQ and travel to Santa Fe now and then. I thought the tone was a little critical of Albuquerque but interesting overall. I'm sure you could do a much better photo tour of the town.

    http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/across-the-nationacross-the-world/2015/desert-diary-southwest-sojourn-santa-fe-albuquerque

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  21. Keep your chins up! There is something better to come of all of this. There has to be!

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