“Our van got lost at sea”

Relax! Not quite.

Yes, I know what they mean.

When I shipped my stuff to the US, it first sat in a European port for 6 weeks or so. Turned out that “takes 2 weeks” did not include the time before my stuff would be loaded onto the ship! Not fair! That it would take 300 or 400 dollar or whatever it was to get my stuff out of the port in the US was the second surprise.

After that, I had to rent a truck to go pick up my stuff from a warehouse in a nearby city, but by then, my sisters had arrived for a short holiday (not expecting to find me still living in an empty apartment). Their helping hands were welcome.

I picked them up from the airport, expecting them to have to go through customs and having to wait a while. But as the plane had made a quick stop in between, they’d already been through customs there. Surprise!

Feel free to leave a comment. Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: