Very disgruntled, unable to send out quotes for the business, barely able to check e-mail, too scared of the slow speed to try and even blog, throwing a good portion of my toys out of the cot, and following a call to the service centre, we have had our (new) service provider (Vodacom) send a technician in order to see if we need a booster aerial (duh!). He came all the way from Cape Town (a three hour drive) - did all the tests - has returned to Cape Town and will give all the data to the network technicians. He says that they will do the necessary, drive all the way here, install a booster aerial so that I can get a 2Gb edge connection (the best edge connection) - and this service and the booster is going to be no charge???? I will be amazed if that is the case - and I know of at least 6 other houses here who will make use of their service if this is successful. Clever - marketing with a difference. Because they know that if it does work I will take out a two year contract with them - and that is still a plus for me, as it will be cheaper than the only other option available to our area. It looks like at least one company in this country is cottoning on to pleasing the client - as they do in 1st world countries.
But, all that aside, getting back to the move. The last few days in town were were hectic - more hectic than even I thought they would be. For all my "organisation" I felt helpless and out of control. I guess moving the business to it's new premises didn't help much. But it's finally all over :)
RMan was a star with his help - he even cleaned the electric oven shelves for me - well, his wrists are stronger than mine, and his thumb pressure - immense :)
As you all know the mover took the bulk of the stuff a week prior to the transfer going through.
|I was amazed at the size of the truck, not|
believing that we would fill it - but we did!
They were amazing - it took them just over 4 hours to load everything in the truck - with most of the space having been taken up by our pot plants LOL
|6 busy guys - 4 hours - all sorted :)|
As we approached the storage facility, RMan called the driver and asked him if he would be willing to make a small detour - if he would willing to possibly try and drive along our rutted sand road (if you can call it that - more like a dirt track) in order to offload the pot plants - and he agreed :) But getting that enormous truck in our gate was another thing all together. Never mind - getting to that point was an immense help. We offloaded all the pot plants and RMan whizzed them up to the house in his trailer. Even that took 6 trips - just as well the movers accommodated our request - six trips from the storage facility in the closest town to the house would've taken hours!
|The moving truck - all the way down at our gate|
|We piled all the more tender plants|
within the circle - to give them time
Then - it was back to the storage facility. The size of it was perfect - 35mtrs2. Everything was carefully stored inside, including the boxes - they even had the number on the box facing outwards, so that if I needed to get anything out of one, it would be no problem.
|All of this fitted into a 210mtr2 house - and this is|
only 35mtrs2 with space to spare?!
|MKid's wellies - where he left them in front of the TV|