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Moving day done

Yesterday was the big move for my grandparents. They were about as cranky as I’ve ever seen them. They had 62 years of accumulated stuff in the place they’ve lived in for 36 years, and they wanted to keep as much of it as possible despite moving into a place roughly 60% the previous size. They also felt like they were out of control since neither of them physically could help much with the move. On the roller coaster and not able to get off until the ride is over.

But we made it. Jennifer, Sharon, Jason and his dad John came and helped. My brother Joe and his former partner Mike took the day off and helped, despite Joe being under the weather. My aunt and uncle helped Gram and Gramps supervise, as well as drove and packed.

Jason and I got yelled at by the building staff. You can’t use that elevator! And then they sent someone outside to yell at us again. We thought God intended us to use that elevator because it came 5 times in 10 minutes but the other one never did. We were wrong.

I am sore. But oh my god I am so happy knowing their health is so much better taken care of there. After an emotional move and getting Sharon a vehicle, I just cried as I drove home. So happy to have all of this come together.

Thank you so much to the people who helped. I have no way to say how much this meant to me.

Cross-posted from King Rat

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evillinn From: evillinn Date: January 21st, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad to read about your sense of relief. You have good people in your life. I hope your grandparents' adjustment is as gentle as possible.

From: gargoylettelc Date: January 21st, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you feel a little better now. I just hope they can adjust well.
mamatimes3 From: mamatimes3 Date: January 21st, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad they are in a safer place, and I hope the transition is easy on all of you.
faerieburst From: faerieburst Date: January 21st, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are incredibly welcome. I'm so glad there was something I could do to help ease that weight on you.


webcowgirl From: webcowgirl Date: January 21st, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on this.

It's my hope to spend Independence Day at your place, by the way.
gkr From: gkr Date: January 21st, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
a_muse_d From: a_muse_d Date: January 22nd, 2010 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
they actually *yelled* at you? they're supposed to make sure an elevator is available for move-in, from what i understand.

...don't be afraid to talk to the Director of the property about anything that you think seems awry. take that as a professional opinion, too.

otherwise, i'm glad to hear that it came together. maybe once they get more settled they can trade out things from the house to the apartment. is their old home being sold soon, or is another relative moving in?
gkr From: gkr Date: January 22nd, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
This place was the old place.
a_muse_d From: a_muse_d Date: January 22nd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
um, what?
gkr From: gkr Date: January 22nd, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
We were yelled at by the staff at their condo building they were moving out of, not the staff at the assisted living place they were moving in to. And we were using the wrong elevator, one without protective padding.
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