WheW - moving is just no fun. First I was told I needed a 16' truck, but then Penske was nice enough to up me to a 22' for no extra charge. I thought great, bigger is always better. But my local store only had 26' trucks, which they were going to let me have for the same cost - but of course, the cost of driving that much bigger of a truck across country would cost way more in gas and I tried like crazy for them to get me in the promised 22' - but that didn't work. So they took some $$ off for the larger size and I drove home the 26' footer - THANK GOd!
The two guys who came to load the truck worked 3 more hours than had been estimated - for a lot more $$ - but my 26' truck is stuffed literally to the very top and all the way to the back door! Not one inch of space is left. If I had insisted ont he 22 footer I would have had to leave 4 feet of stuff in NC!
As it is, when I thought I would be on the road by noon, it wasn't till 3 p.m. I bid adieu to my little house by the sea and headed on the first leg of my road trip to Chicago. Pulled into my youngest son's cul-du-sac in Raleigh at 6 p.m. Grabbed a quick shower and dashed off to dinner my son, good friend Page and broker/good buddy Matt Archer. Delicious Indian food and then to bed really early - which is why it's only 5 a.m. and I'm wide awake and typing!
Plan to be wheels-up by 7 a.m. but forecast is that we will be driving into some pretty severe thunderstorms. Keep your fingers crossed for a safe drive and a few prayers wouldn't hurt either.
Until next time....