Okay, Im here to tell you moving stinks. I don't mind living in a new place so much, but the process of getting from A to B is a nightmare. Here's my sad story.....
The day we received our household effects from the movers, things were going fine. (Some of you have read this rant before, you can skip to the ensuing dialogue if you're bored at this point - JJR) Then all hell broke loose. First, one of the
dimwitsmovers comes lumbering into my new house with 4 boxes of comics stacked akwardly on his trolly. Ends hanginig off, boxes bending under the total weight of this heavy load. In my mind's eye, I can clearly see my many years of Spidey books getting demolished due to this neanderthal's ignorance. Ugly. After I politely told him to discontinue this practise, another nightmare: minutes later, the same guy comes up to me with a whole handful of loose 3.75" accessories from my Star Wars figures. Like 10 loose articles, ranging from Cantina set cups to guns to a gas mask. He asks me point blank "Do you have any idea which box these are from? There's tons more lying in the truck." Now, Im very, very careful about not losing things like this. All my figures are complete since POTF2. I have lost nothing, no easy task. Biting my lip, I asked him to show me where he found these. Entering the truck, I see my large rubbermaid tower on it's back. No longer wrapped in the blanket and taped shut, as it had been upon leaving my house. I managed to scoop up another handful of stuff, seeing through teary eyes.
I stayed up super late trying to account for the losses, it took me hours. Grand total - at least 5 pcs missing so far, with accessory sets and stuff missing an unknown number of pcs. Some things that are gone I can't replace without getting entirely new figures - binders from a Bespin Guard, DF Padme's pistol, Bespin Luke's blaster, etc. For a guy like me, I can't imagine a worse thing to have happen to my toys. Moving stinks.