The Exodus: Day 1 & 2
I’m late in writing these because I’ve been lazy. That’s life.
Day 1 started with what should have been my final walk to the park.
Then a quick trip to Springfield for my final teeth adjustment and my last pineapple whip.
Then it was time to work.
And work. And work. And work. Luckily we had some help.
But, despite our best intentions, by 5 a.m. the uhaul was not done.
Why were we so behind? Why were we not pulling out as scheduled with both a uhaul and a trailer? Well, the reason involves a lot of step-in-law-family drama that thankfully we will never have to deal with again. And no, not Kathy, though she did stop by for a bit late that night, which was awesome by the way! I am going to miss her and the kids *cry*
So we had to unpack the bedding so we could sleep. Luckily the bed was never disassembled so we weren’t bad off, and we slept in the apartment we were never supposed to see again.
Wednesday we got up and got back to work. Okay, no, first we went to eat at the Red Apple.
Then we got to work. And worked. And worked. And finally, about 9pm, we rolled out.
I was so grateful to finally be leaving – a day late – that the melancholy was completely gone. Replaced with the concern of driving through Kansas City. But luck was with us and there was no traffic.
So that was replaced with the worry of being able to unpack everything in Villisca before the uhaul needed returned Friday a.m.
But those concerns disappeared when the uhaul refused to start in Platte City. So, we bought donuts and waited to see if it letting it sit would help.
It didn’t. So we spent the next six hours playing phone tag with uhaul people and waiting.
Finally the tow guy arrived.
Now an interesting thing about the tow truck. Though we had two people in the uhaul, only one can ride with the tow driver. One. Now let’s suppose you have a pickup truck with you that is fully packed and includes a dog and a cat in the only remaining space, meaning there’s no room for a passenger. What happens? Have you guessed yet? It means that the passenger has to ride under the cat and dog. All the way back to Kansas City.
We ended up in Kansas where the tow driver dropped the uhaul at the uhaul repair yard.
And then back to Missouri.
All the way to the motel.
Where it took an hour to get checked in because the uhaul people had gotten us a room in…. Springfield! Yes, Springfield MO, where we’re from!! Ahhhhh!!! But eventually it for worked out and we got our room.
Have a good one!