Sometimes getting out of bed is not the best of ideas. But I guess you have to do it no matter what.
was not the best of days. I know bumps are a major factor in any road,
particularly in those roads that lead to unknown destinations. While no
road is altogether smooth even at the best of times, Today's could have
come a whole lot closer without losing its entertainment value, I'm
Earlier this week I made a commitment to rent a truck. The
big moving day is Saturday. Not only did I make the arrangement, but I
poured over inventory and equipment coming up with the best way to load
the thing given the itinerary I have planned. Yup, it was all there.
Until it wasn't.
Today I came to the understanding that every
candidate I had in mind for a helper wasn't going to be available. One
after another told me that they couldn't help. An offer broadcast widely
on Facebook - along with an offer to pay well - also yielded nothing.
I got a call from U Haul telling me that I would have to drive 36 miles
to pick up the truck I had reserved only 15 miles away from Blue Hill.
They charge you for each and every mile you drive those things, so I
didn't see the economic sense in driving about 72 miles in an empty
truck if I didn't have to. Reservation cancelled.
Now I really had
nothing to work with. And I have a suspicion that everyone around me
knew things weren't going well. I don't do a great job of keeping that
sort of thing a secret, I must confess.
Fortunately for all of us, both
ambulances were busy all day, so I had the whole office to myself to
In the end, I drove to the Penske place and found it
quite easy to reserve a truck that would be available at that site,, one
hour earlier than U Haul, and rather less expensive. Should have tried
them out first.
Later in the afternoon, I got a text telling me that I had a solid prospect for assistance. Details to be discussed tomorrow.
that's a relief. But I'll be even more relieved when Sunday dawns and I
can sleep in for the first time since early July. I need some extra
sleep time. Really, I do.