So far only one hitch in my plans to take Towanda and I on our first mobile adventure. I mentioned that I rented a storage unit here at the park to stash some extra stuff while I sorted out my life over the Summer, right?
Awana and I decided that since I had to leave before the Big Sort, we would have the storage shed moved up near her and we could share it. We told the Manager of our plans and discussed possible locations. I discussed it with the Assistant Manager. In total at least four conversations were had about said storage unit and when and where it would be moved before I pulled out.
This morning I got a call from the Manager at 9:00 AM. She informed me that someone else had spoken for the storage shed and it would not be moved up to Awana’s. WTF? Srsly?
Not only did she seriously fuck me over the price of my final two weeks (charging me a full month’s rent for the storage unit, no less!) now I have to do something with the crap (formally Good Stuff) filling the shed with less than 24 hours before I have to be pulling up stakes to get over to the Valley and my new/old job.
I did not need this irritation, but there ya go. If it’s the only thing that goes wrong I will count my blessings.
Thank all that’s holy for Awana – she volunteered to stash some of my stuff under her trailer and even helped me sort and purge (I hauled a full car-load of stuff to the Goodwill truck) and hauled the totes up to her place. She even helped me control my temper when I was ready to march down to the office and slap some sense into that stupid bitch who “runs” this place.
“Now, Sofia, don’t get all fussed – I still have to live here,” she very reasonably said.
She’s right and I was only mildly sarcastic when I paid my final bill and listened to the story about how “Barry committed the shed to someone else when you moved. Some time last month he promised Mr. So-and-So…We had a ‘come to Jesus talk’ and I straightened him out.” She was all smiles as she told that big ol’ lie! Straightening out the situation would have involved the storage shed being moved up by Awana as.we.originally.agreed.
I am happy to be away from the shoddy management practices going on here, but sad to leave my friends. I’ve promised everyone that I will be back to visit very soon.
Still packing up Towanda and now it’s time to put the Big Computer to bed for shipping. It ain’t easy to get everything packed and I hope there isn’t too much breakage, but what is done will be done. I’ve done my best to secure all of the breakables and the most valuable stuff will go in my car, so at least I will arrive with clean underwear and a working computer, if nothing else 🙂
I’ll have to find a free wireless connection over the weekend and will post if I can.
Wish me luck! Tooooowwaaaaaaannnnnddddaaaa!