I left off in part 3 on June 30 with our stuff leaving Albuquerque. Well, it didn't....until July 6th. We were the last drop off and it arrived on July 12th at 8 a.m. Our 13th anniversary!
So, after the few items were unloaded at the house, the driver followed me to the storage place. It was only 10 minutes away.
Now, I was told by the storage facility owner that because of a low bridge we couldn't go the short way. I would need to go down to the next exit on the highway and bring him back that way. Probably 20 minutes tops.
We got off the exit, but I realize way too late that I had turned the wrong way. Yes, I lived here for the first 22 years of my life, but I didn't have a car nor travel from home by myself so this road, just one exit away, was not known to me.
To make a long story short, we. my CRV and the truck pictured above, end up on a one lane, dirt, logging road, that is only meant for campers with 4 wheel drive. I was nearly in tears. With no way to turn around we were forced to spend the next hour and a half making our way on this track. At times the road was rutted, rugged, and steep.
We stopped a few times to talk and to check my navi, that I finally turned on, but because I was almost in tears, the driver was very patient with me. At some points I lost cell service so I couldn't even get through to people to help me find my way off this road.
I finally got ahold of the storage unit owner, Doug, who was amazing. He figured out where I was, and where I needed to go and FINALLY got me on the highway again and headed north back to the storage facility.
What a disaster!!! My husband met us at the storage place and waited while everything was unloaded and I took the kids home. I was a frazzled mess!
Thank God it is finally done. Through all our hassles with ALLIED we are getting $500 back. Their customer service is horrible and I would NOT recommend them to anyone.
They wouldn't even honor a reimbursement for a plastic bin full of books that was delivered smashed and completely empty. They said they got it that way. Really?! You would accept a smashed container! I don't think so.
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH ALLIED!!!!