I want to elaborate on my previous post (What's in the Box?) and answer a few questions that were raised - concerning my move from Texas to Tennessee.
I hired Hart Moving and Storage - -a supposedly "reputable" moving company (hahaha) and naively assumed that they would transport my possessions from Lubbock to TN non-stop. It seemed like a simple process.
Instead (surprise surprise) they transferred my belongings to several other vans along the way (exactly why, God only knows). When they finally got to my Tennessee home, the mountain road was too narrow for the huge Bekins van (yes, Bekins) to maneuver (I had warned them). They had to return to town and transfer (again!) all my possessions to a much smaller UHaul truck.
On top of this, I later discovered that most of the boxes WERE NOT LABLED, so it would have been extremely easy to lose them.
AND there was a TWO MONTH DELAY thanks to the Christmas season.
Worst of all (could it get worse?) I paid nearly $10,000 in storage and moving costs (!!!) and couldn't afford insurance. I didn't think I needed it.
They lost all my diaries & journals, nearly all of my piano music, my collection of antique books, original antique oil paintings, ALL of my tools, lawn mowers, brooms & sweepers, some furniture, area rugs, dishes and kitchen items....
It was the worst experience of my life, and - believe me - I've had plenty.
So far nothing has been resolved - - but I'm not done with them, by a longshot.
Hope you read my previous post! Jon