Thursday, January 1, 2015

Moving Day Fail

Quick post from the road. Trying to leave yesterday and for the first time in over a year we had 13 inches of snow in Flagstaff. So we were stuck after we had already put all of our belongings including our beds and food from the cabinets into the moving trailer. The only people that have a key to the locks on the moving trailer was the moving company. So we had no access to all things.

We stayed the night with a neighbour and left the next day. We got about an hour or two west of flagstaff and found out the hard way that Interstate 40 was completely shut down. We tried an alternate route using route 66 and it was also completely shut down west bound. I had to turn around and retrace my tracks. We lost 3 hours-ish.

I'm happy to report that we are at Lake Powell and stopping for a bite to eat. It remains to be seen if we can make this in one trip or if we will have to stay the night and start again tomorrow.

We are 9 hours from our destination. Both vehicles are running fine.  I had to leave Old Blue and the Jeep Cherokee in Flagstaff for a later date. We are towing Jack,  Sister's Volvo.



  1. Wow, that stinks. Hope Mother Nature cooperates!

  2. Maybe not the best time of year to be moving but we got to do what we got to do.

  3. That seems odd to me. Unless someone other than the driver is meeting you at your destination. That means the driver has access to your belongings during the entire trip.

    We loaded a "POD" when my mother moved out of state and she had to provide her own lock. The contract stated that "the company" would not cut the lock unless there was extreme damage to the POD. ie: fell off a truck etc.


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