Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Headaches of Moving

I enjoy change. I like seeing new places, meeting new people, doing new things. Moving is a great way to do all those neat things . . . Unfortunately there are some headaches associated with moving. Here are just a sampling.

THE DMV -- or in Texas they call it the DPS -- there is just no way to describe the layers of frustration associated with waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to get your license and register your cars -- Here are just a few of our waiting highlights.

  • At the Norwalk DMV if you don't have a pen, you have to buy one!

  • The Norwalk DMV is a cell phone dead zone -- Do you think they made it that way???? Knowing that you would have to sit for 4 or 5 hours?

  • I was awaiting a fax from our insurance to arrive at the DMV. I would call the insurance co., they would fax it, I would ask the "fax manager" if it arrived, she would say no, I would call the insurance co., they would fax it, . . . etc, etc. I finally got so frustrated, I left, drove the 25 minutes home, had the insurance co. fax it to me and then drove back. When I got back there the fax manager had 16 copies of my insurance info!!!!!

  • While Trent was there he read "John Adams", one of the employees noticed and asked him why he would waste his time reading that book when HBO just made a movie of it. Here is Trent's real response, "Well, there is a lot more in the book." Here is what Trent really wanted to say, "Well, people who don't read the books work at the DMV"

  • When Trent went up for his eye test he was wearing his glasses. The inspector said, "Do you wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision?" Trent said, "What do you think these are??? (pointing to his glasses) The inspector said, "They might be a disguise." So I will now let all of you in on the big secret. Trent is Superman, If he takes off his glasses everyone would know so he wears them as part of his "DISGUISE"

Setting up services

  • Let's just say I wish I had a dollar for every minute I have been on hold. It has now been 3 weeks and we still don't have television. We have had both satellite companies say they can and then they can't do satellite. It is aggravating. I have completely given up on Satellite and today cable is coming from 8 - 11 am to set up TV.
  • It took these 3 weeks to get AT&T phone and Internet all going. Three technician calls, 2 different modems, all so we could bundle those with satellite and get a good deal.
  • I am cancelling AT&T phone and Internet so I can bundle it all with cable otherwise cable TV will cost me a fortune.
  • I just got a call from cable and they are running late -- they won't be here until 12:30
  • It is now 5:10. My TV's are all hooked up!!!!! My Internet is all hooked up!!!! My phone is having issues. It will make calls, but only receive them on occasion. (Oh and I had to get a new phone number! I was just too cheap to pay to keep my 2 week old one so I will email all of you the new number as soon as it works to receive calls)
  • All I have done all day is watch the technicians and keep the kids busy. AAAAGGGGGHHHH!


Carrie said...

LOL!!! I always knew there was something about Trent and his glasses and now I know! Gotta love the DMV, almost I had a very similar experience when I moved back to Texas, what a nightmare, I must have called my insurance at least 3-4 times in the time I waited forever. Glad you got the cable hooked up...did you get BYU TV?

Amber said...

I feel for you my sister. Especially since I have also had such joys in my life...minus 3 kids. And about 3000 sq. feet.
Yay for phone, internet, and cable.
And I'm so happy that you are married to superman. congratulations. I just love the DMV. It makes you crazy to go there because you must be crazy to work there, so why expect anything to go well- right?

Jennie said...

I am still laughing about Trent's "disguise." I love it!

Marci said...

Well, at least your stresses and frustrations make for good blog posts for the rest of us :-)! You had me laughing!

Sonia said...

Isn't it funny how somethings are totally obvious to some and others have to question it? Like when Avery was a baby, dressed all in pink with earrings and a bow in her hair, and people still had to ask, is it a boy or a girl? Gotta love it! I got a kick out of your disguise comment. Oh, and Trent's "real response," to the book question was hilarious! Good luck with all the other things you still have to set-up! It sounds extremely frustrating!

Whitney said...

Seriously, it seems as though when you move you get to work with the world's brightest. I have to say that my move has seemed a little less eventful than yours; however, we have not yet been to the DMV.

Kelli said...

WOW, your a lucky girl to be married to superman. hehe, That is all so crazy, crazy DMV, crazy internet/ph/tv. Sorry. But tomorrow will be wonderful, the kids will be hooked on tv since its been so long, you will have peace and quiet for a couple hours. So you can get caught up in other areas. hehe

Wendy said...

Too funny. I love your stories, it reminds me we don't want to move any time soon. Smile. I don't think the boys or Chris could last 2 days let alone 3 weeks without TV and internet. Shoot, Chris set up a wireless hotspot in his car while we went camping so that he would not be without.

Emi Wi said...

That is a classic DMV story. I had to read it to my husband. Wow. Your house looks beautiful and it looks like you have some fun adventures in front of you.

beckbot said...

oh my gosh! What a crazy nightmare. You should write a book,, a blog. I can't believe the comment about reading the book when you can "just watch it on TV." The librarian in me is furious!