Stet by Ria Bacon

Monday, August 01, 2005


The packers arrived at 8:00 and I had to tell them to wait. We still had no quote for the shipment and therefore had no idea of the cost. Imagine ... we write them a blank cheque, they take all our stuff and hold it as ransom until we pay whatever they ask!

The quote arrived just before noon, but I had already let the packers start, after a tense moment with their boss on the phone. He said it was a done deal ("I promise, I promise!"), which was enough for the moment.

They're now working extremely fast and I'm having a hard time keeping up with them ... defrosting the freezer, washing last dishes and clothes, separating toys and other stuff going to the Netherlands, the rest to Kingston.

I still plan to drive north on Wednesday morning, 1688 km, according to my Michelin online route planner - a brilliant service, btw.

Wish me luck!