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PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75275 Oct 29, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I don't understand that, either. It's just. A house. Grab your pictures, your computer, your pets, and GTFO.
Unless you are worried that not everyone else will leave and your place will get robbed, or you have something like my mom has, a tinge of agoraphobia and she just won't go places, or you think the weathermen are exaggerating and you can ride it out, or you are like the lower 9th ward in NO and don't know how to leave
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75276 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
One man's "don't mess up your marriage like I did" advice to his sister, the day before she got married.
http://www.danoah.com/2012/10/16-ways-i-blew-...
Good advice from someone who is Swiss
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75277 Oct 29, 2012
You are right- moving is not the time to take a kitten. Too much energy is those little terrors; too much stress for your big cats

Since: Jan 10

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#75278 Oct 29, 2012
I think I tipped 6 years ago when I moved my piano from my house to here. Now it's costing me even more,$240, and it's only going 5.5 miles. Do I have to tip? It's a cash-only business.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75279 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I think I tipped 6 years ago when I moved my piano from my house to here. Now it's costing me even more,$240, and it's only going 5.5 miles. Do I have to tip? It's a cash-only business.
Yes. The owner gets the cash but the workers give the sweat. Tip. You'll sleep better
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75280 Oct 29, 2012
My younger daughter is in the middle of the storm. She can still get texts in and out. Phone service is not good.

Jess is worse off I know, but it is still scary

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75281 Oct 29, 2012
Looking like anything north west of Jersey is gonna be spared. My kiddo says there is barely even a breeze.
PEllen wrote:
My younger daughter is in the middle of the storm. She can still get texts in and out. Phone service is not good.
Jess is worse off I know, but it is still scary

Since: Jan 10

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#75282 Oct 29, 2012
Okay, but I'm only tipping $20 to each guy. $280 is a lot of money. This piano wouldn't even sell for that much.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75283 Oct 29, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Unless you are worried that not everyone else will leave and your place will get robbed, or you have something like my mom has, a tinge of agoraphobia and she just won't go places, or you think the weathermen are exaggerating and you can ride it out, or you are like the lower 9th ward in NO and don't know how to leave
None of those are worth dying or causing someone else to die or be in harm's way. Excuses.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75284 Oct 29, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. The owner gets the cash but the workers give the sweat. Tip. You'll sleep better
I agree with this. What's a few more dollars? You still tip your server if you know it was the kitchen or the manager who screwed up.

Since: Jan 10

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#75285 Oct 29, 2012
I'm pretty sure the owner will be one of the movers.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75286 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'm pretty sure the owner will be one of the movers.
That's different, probably, then... but I'd still tip just for my own piece of mind. You can't put a price on sentimentality, right? Plus I'm generally a big tipper. But many people would say you don't tip the owner, so do whatever you're comfortable with.

Since: Jan 10

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#75287 Oct 29, 2012
I'd feel like a jerk tipping one guy and not the other.

Plus... they're coming over mid to late Saturday afternoon after they're done with another move in a suburb (they move about 2-3 pianos a year, but they're also a regular moving company). I should tip out of gratitude that i didn't have to take time off from work like I did the last time.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75288 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'd feel like a jerk tipping one guy and not the other.
Plus... they're coming over mid to late Saturday afternoon after they're done with another move in a suburb (they move about 2-3 pianos a year, but they're also a regular moving company). I should tip out of gratitude that i didn't have to take time off from work like I did the last time.
Well there you go.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75289 Oct 29, 2012
FINE then. ;)
Justa suggestion

United States

#75290 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'd feel like a jerk tipping one guy and not the other.
Plus... they're coming over mid to late Saturday afternoon after they're done with another move in a suburb (they move about 2-3 pianos a year, but they're also a regular moving company). I should tip out of gratitude that i didn't have to take time off from work like I did the last time.
Not to be indelicate but, you could blow them.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75291 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
FINE then. ;)
;)

And it's always nice to have a fresh, out-of-the box suggestion too. So to speak

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#75292 Oct 29, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Enjoy your day with your mom. Sounds like you have had a rough weekend, both physically and emotionally. It is good that you have each other right now.
Sending hugs and prayers your way.
thanks... we had a lovely day. i took her to tea at one of the very "chicago" hotels.

now we need to get gramma settled in and understanding that we're not abandoning her nor are we jumping to get her every whim from the house or the store... <sigh> but we remind ourselves that this is very traumatic for her as well. she likes the view, so that's one good thing, as she may sit in the chair and stare out the window a lot. she can see teh chicago skyline!

ALL of the staff are really nice... we were waiting in the hall on saturday for maintenance to come up wiht a key for her room, and one of hte housekeepers asked how we were doing, a`sked if we had a key, and got one of the floor staff to open gramma's room for us. then, they were all excited for her that she was actually moving in. we like this health system (the one hospital and a couple senior homes we;ve worked with) a lot for this very reason.

Since: Jan 10

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#75293 Oct 29, 2012
My coworker has similar praise for the dementia home her elderly mother lives in. I wish every elderly person could have that kind of care late in life.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#75294 Oct 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My coworker has similar praise for the dementia home her elderly mother lives in. I wish every elderly person could have that kind of care late in life.
my great aunt & uncle were in one of the first of its kind in the area... they were so good to the residents; there was one who was soooo far off in lala land, and loved it there. she had on a number of hats for "hat day" and the nurse told us wiht a twinkle in her eye that ' you should have seen her earlier, she had *7* hats on..."

my mom wants to be like her when she loses her mind. she's learned more about her since then - she used to live in the town my parents do and had a restaurant there - and apparently this was the best her life had really ever been....

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