Now it can be told: our moving day from hell (and the heavenly heroes who saved us)

One thing I should emphasize as I relate these disasters is the incredible good fortune we had in getting every one of them dealt with. That’s how it was with this first crisis with the movers. A neighbour just happened to come by the lobby and see what had happened, and suggested the name of a mover, one whose info as it turned out was posted in the laundry room all along, but we (and our helpful building manager) hadn’t recalled. Christine gave them a ring. Miraculously, though they’d already done two moves already, after hearing about our plight they were willing to move us too. (Of course Christine also assured them of a generous tip!) And so, around 6:30, our first Heroes of the Weekend appeared: Matthew and Denis of Richards Moving – (604) 418-6075. Personable, empathetic, and tirelessly hard-working, they loaded our stuff into their truck with care and efficiency. They joked and laughed even as they toted all our heavy boxes and furniture (with us assisting as much as we could, of course). And then, they let us know about a small problem. We had too much stuff for their truck. They said a typical one-bedroom apartment fits their truck with room to spare, but over the 10 years I’d been in that place, I managed to cram stuff into every nook and corner with such efficiency that they said it was more like a three-bedroom place worth of stuff. I didn’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed. We told them we would simply rent a truck on Sunday and move the rest of the stuff ourselves. Not much alternative! IMG_7655 After a long, long, LONG day of packing, hauling, hoisting and lifting, we were – sort of  – moved in. We paid our heroic movers – that’s Richards Moving, (604) 418-6075, for all your moving needs – thanked them again, and collapsed in our new place. But more remained to move – much more – and little did we know that another monkey-wrench was poised to land squarely in our midst!

7 thoughts on “Now it can be told: our moving day from hell (and the heavenly heroes who saved us)

  1. Hey Love,

    Mom and I just read this through. I had told them the story, but how nice it was to have it here with pics. (It almost makes up for the annoying picture taking you kept insisting on in the middle of the “Hell”!)

    I’m going to send the link on to all my family and friends so they can have a quick read too. Great writing!

  2. Dear Adam & Christine,

    I cannot believe what you went through. I am pleased that it finally worked out well.
    I have to ask you this question son…..Did I miss something when I was raising you?

    I look forward to seeing you both at Xmas.

    Lots of love to you both.

    Momma Eileen

  3. Dear Lord
    You poor people. SO glad to hear that your heroes helped you out. God Bless friends and good Samaritans.
    Enjoy your new place!

  4. And in the chaotic aftermath of all this your oblivious clients (like me) kept shoveling stuff at you through cyberspace, and you maintained a cheerful demeanour throughout. What a guy! What a pair! May fortune smile upon you both in your beautiful new home.

  5. Wow!! Did you ever feel surreal, like you were acting in a sitcom and it wasn’t all really unfolding the way it did??! Because that is how I felt reading it! Very well written Adam!! I saw your Rambler that day being towed near Denman and Comox, and I just sent you guys a lot of positive energy!! I think it would actually make a really great short movie!! I do have questions, did the movers who lost their license end up taking anything of yours in the truck? And hows the rambler now? (Remember, I have a fondness for ramblers, as it was our family car when I was little!) And I wish you both many, many peaceful, harmonious and joyous moments in your new home!!

  6. Hey, Adam. Congratulations on your wedding and your (finally) successful move into your new home. There is definitely a great accomplishment to purchasing a home. I moved to Brockville, Ontario, some years ago, as you know, and I am co-owner of income property with my family, and I definitely understand what you have been through. Best wishes to you all. I really enjoy your missives and newsletters. Great story! PS: I miss you all from the acting school days and hope to visit you all soon. Glad to see you are still doing some great gigs.

  7. Adam, Chris! here we are in Las Vegas, we don’t gamble, it’s too cold to sun tan and eating is out because we are recovering from the stomach flu and the most marvelous entertainment comes. Your Moving Day!
    Love Mom and Dad.
    PS I kept saying ” Christine you needed your Dad” and when the stove needed cleaning, ” Christine and Adam, you needed your Mom.

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