Logistics of car transport

6 September 2005

The gal at the desk of the container company, is endlessly stupid.
That’s no problem if you are prepared to such people, but sometimes even we forget to brace ourselves against those potholes on our way.

Everything is arranged to transport our two cars to the harbor on Thursday September 8th (keep that date in mind!). There is no warrant of fitness (APK) and no insurance on the cars anymore, so they are transported on a trailer and Frank will chaperone them.
A 12 meter long container is waiting in the harbor, stewarded by a couple of guys with the knowledge and materials to steadily fix the cars on their ‘feet’.
Everybody is informed and everyone is attentive.

Today the endlessly silly gal decreed that the cars needed to be present at the harbor already on Wednesday September 7th!!! Remember … that was the overloaded day I had to bring Pini to the airport AND the container should be filled with our entire household …
All the things we had planned for 3 days, should be done in 1 day?!

Of course the endlessly silly gal ensured that the guys would be present for the ‘lashing’ of the cars. Definitely! What did we think?! Did we think we were their first customers?
Thank goodness, the driver of the trailer hadn’t a too full agenda and was willing to run for us one day earlier.

So … tomorrow before the traffic jams are starting I bring Pini to the airport. Returning back home to help stuffing the container. Then Frank left at noon to the Rotterdam harbor to escort the cars and I’ll handle the rest …

I hope I can get some sleep tonight.