TB and I have officially moved into our new home now that our stuff is all there. The moving company arrived just after 10AM (they were scheduled to arrive between 8 and 10) with a big truck consisting of a trailer at least 50 feet in length. TB asked, “Is that just our stuff?” Perplexed, I assured her, “No way. We don’t have that much stuff. They probably have a couple stops to make.” I was wrong.
That trailer contained ten individual wooden compartments approximately 7 feet tall, 5 feet wide and 7 feet deep. The crew of 4 men and 1 woman had all ten emptied with their contents in the appropriate locations throughout our home in about 4 hours. Those people were amazing. I’ve never seen so many feats of strength in such a controlled and non-destructive form. If I had to carry one end of our chest-of-drawers up three flights of stairs I’m positive I would have left lots of sheetrock in my wake. Not only did two of the guys do it without even touching any of the recently painted walls, they did it quickly. Amazing.
In other news, Comcast, like any other big compay I suppose, has some idiots on its payroll and some asinine processes. Since when does “transfer my service” translate to “create me an additional account with a bunch of equipment and services I have never had, don’t need and don’t want”? I already miss DirecTV. I had been an avid subscriber since 1998 but I can’t see buying the hardware I would need in the new place before they complete the transition from MPEG2 to MPEG4 to allow them to broadcast local high-definition channels — something Comcast already offers today.