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Moving Out for a Week

I mentioned that we're getting our windows replaced. This is something we would have liked to have done before moving into the house, but it was just not feasible at the time.

Well, it looks like we get to move out again for a week. >.<

Y'see, the construction crews need for all furniture to be eight feet away from the windows in order to work without risk of damaging our stuff. Unfortunately, most of our rooms are not even eight feet across, and the ones that are, have more than one window. So, in essence, we can't have any furniture in the house. 0.o

We can't shove it all into the garage, either, because the window people are putting their hardware in there.

Right now we're looking at April 15th - 18th. So we're going to have to get a temporary storage place, move 90% of our stuff there by Sunday the 13th, then move it all back to the house the weekend of the 19-20th.

Cripes. -.-

-The Gneech

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calicougar
Mar. 20th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
That is the biggest load of bull! Can't they work on half the house at a time?

What an inconvenience.
goodluckfox
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
That IS bull. Tell them they can work around your stuff, or you will find somebody who will.

If they're worried about being liable for damaging your property (or having it stolen by the ne'erdowells they hired) tell them you'll find someone who can do the job safely and who doesn't hire criminals.

Seriously. I've seen meth-addled housepainters have no problem painting a room with stuff in it... they throw down bisqueen, drag the furniture out of the way, and do the job.

This doesn't smell right to me.
laurie_robey
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's going to be quite as bad as moving everything out for a week. We'll talk to Pella and ask them for more details. And we'll put it off until we have time to prepare for it.
raishi_fox
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
That does seem a little extreme. My parents had their windows replaced a few years back, and they didn't have to do anything of the sort. (They got screwed by the window company in other ways entirely, but that's another story.)
mg4h
Mar. 20th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
That's.... no. That's nuts. They don't have to make you do that. They can do one room at a time, move the furniture, etc.

*boggle*

I'd be getting someone else to do it, if they told me that. They can stuff themselves if they think I'm moving out of my house for something like that.

O.o
lowen_kind
Mar. 20th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with the other comments here.

To me it seems that the company wants make it easy on themselves. Any copmentent window company can do it without requiring moving stuff 8 feet from the walls. Two to three feet maybe, to allow them to get to the windows, but not 8 feet.

You should not, even for new flooring, have to empty your house.

I would, in no uncertain terms, tell them that you cannot and will not empty your house or move items 8 feet from the window walls. If they cannot work without you clearing the house then they lost a sale.

Talk to Smrgol on what should be going on.

Edited at 2008-03-20 07:00 pm (UTC)
the_mcp
Mar. 20th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with the prevailing sentiment here as well. My landlady had all the windows replaced in my apartment building a couple of years ago, and they only asked us (the tenants) to move our stuff 1-2 feet away from the windows, not eight...
hantamouse
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'll bring over my bag of metric hammers and we'll install them ourselves.
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