I'm excited to say that after waiting for over eleven weeks, our belongings from the states have finally made their way here to Korea. We received the call last week that our HHG (HouseHoldGoods) would be arriving on Tuesday, 24 AUG. I was overjoyed...to say the least. Our appointment time was scheduled for 1:00 PM to 5:00PM. That gave me enough time to run to the store for milk, sweep and mop the floors and have the kids to my friend's house at 12:30PM.
I forgot that the Commissary didn't open until 11AM, so I was running a little late. At 11:10AM, my daughter called me from home to say that someone was at the door asking for my husband. I told her not to let anyone in but to call her dad on his cell because he was on his way to run an errand before coming home. The next call I got was from my husband...the moving company was at the house and he was heading right there. I needed to make my way home ASAP. So I cut my grocery shopping short and headed home.
As I arrived, they were opening up the first crate of stuff. Whew, I made it just in time. My job was to circle each item number on the inventory control sheet as they brought in the items and boxes and to mark if anything was damaged. Since we were only allowed to send half of our belongings to Korea, I knew it shouldn't take longer than 3 or so hours to unload and bring everything into the house. Not unpacking and setting up is a different story. The crew was very efficient and beds were put together before the lunch we ordered for them had even arrived.