Friday, March 07, 2014
I should do this earlier.
Yesterday I had talked to our son and both he and I were not understanding what the driver was about. I decided to go to the office of the National Movers they had hired to move them.
I went in and asked if she had time to clarify some points. She was great and by the time I was there she explained everything that would happen at this end.
Our Family had the car problem in Memphis but the moving van was ahead of them. I asked if she could find out any time frame.
She looked up the order and gave me many details.
Biggest item was the truck would be here on Sunday and I was told I needed a cashiers check. The lady said you are all paid for your son has paid the bill. The woman explained the driver would not be paid any extra money. I explained to her the truck would be dropping off at a storage locker. She said we have new and taller storage lockers and they are secure and not on this street so we never knew they were a storage facility.
She asked about the place where the truck would offload and she was sure the truck would have to be unloaded in a smaller truck to get it there and that would cost, if it comes here it is all paid for. She gave me her number and cell phone and I gave her mine.
That was yesterday. She called our son and he said the other facility had told him they have 6 foot storage lockers and so now it will go to the bigger ones.
The woman called the driver and she confirmed our DIL big recliner was dropped off in Maryland by mistake.
The woman told the driver he would have to unload on Monday her facility is open for storage but not open to offload needing three or four men for the offloading team.
This means our son and family will be here to see where everything will go. ---NOT I! Woo hoo great news.
Now DH and I can go to our senior college concert if they get here and I will take them or DGD with us-that would be nice to meet our friends. So I am really looking forward for them to get here hoping tomorrow. DH says likely not but I am hoping of course.
This morning I walked with a walking buddy just the 2 of us so we decided to go to the rail trail. It looked clear it is paved so the snow had melted. The sky was bright blue and it was a warm sun despite the cool wind. I looked up ahead of us and I saw a MATURE BALD EAGLE. I said to my buddy that's an Eagle, as she looked it circled to the river and was lost behind the trees. I saw him circle back as he looked down in the river there was open water so he was looking for fish. We were walking fast it is easy to do with just the two of us. I heard the bird swoosh behind us and as I looked up he was right over us and we both looked up at his belly, his talons and beak. What a sight !!! He was gaining height and as he went in to the blue sky his white head and tail was pure white against the sky .
It was a rare sight to see and my friend and I were so EXCITED to see this sight all on our own and we were totally overwhelmed with joy. I can honestly say we were doing a happy dance as he circled back to eyeball the river for his breakfast.
We finished out three mile walk. We turned back early since in the trees there was a lot of ice. We prefer to be safe than sorry but we were still n a high the whole way back. We met DH and had lunch together so here I am sparking at midnight again. HUGS Pat in Maine.
I still cannot believe they will be living with us for a while I am so happy he is nearer to DH and I and I hope our DIL will love Maine as much as we do.