Starfish Log 2-06-09

Have worked for weeks preparing the inventory for our journey to the New Brunswick Nebula. Finally feel confident in my assessment of the mass and volume of possessions we require axial-disc-transported to planet Saint John. For two solid days have studied web info on long-distance moving companies, a Terror of the Unknown gripping my bowels. Or possibly too much coffee.

After gathering sufficient prefatory data, consulted the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) web site. Reduced a list of Toronto-quadrant moving companies from 43 to three. Each company is an agent for a different intergalactic van line, and each van line in turn links to agents in the Saint John solar system, in case we need to deposit our belongings in a temporary holding facility on our arrival. That makes nine firms, all members of CAM.

Reported my findings to Robert Spock, our team’s Logistics specialist. His conclusion was astounding: “Go with a Maritime mover. They might be more flexible.” I can do that?

Apparently I can.

Inquiries were made. Hypotheses were discussed. An estimation was sent. Including sales tax and insurance, the 919-km transport works out to $1.0332781 per 454 gms.

A dollar-three a pound.

Is this reasonable? Is this logical? According to the two highest authorities on board — Spock and my mother — it is.

12 Responses to Starfish Log 2-06-09

  1. goodbear says:

    i don’t undestand. can’t you just beam everything to saint john?

  2. I’m with goodbear on this one… Is Scotty out to lunch?

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Hailing Goodbear and Urban Thought: Greetings!
    Unfortunately, Scotty is on sabbatical in the Nevadan Galaxy, trying to refresh his understanding of currency-based economics. The last time we attempted to beam up a wooden table without his aid, it arrived on board as a half-pint container of Ben and Jerry’s. We can’t risk another such fiasco this time.

  4. Hmmm… Now you have me trying to figure out the flavor.

  5. barefootheart says:

    How far off is beam-abroad time, LB?
    It was pretty scary moving to our new place.
    But every day I’m here, I like it better.

  6. lavenderbay says:

    Lol, UT! I think it was either black cherry or maple-walnut.

    Not so far off now, Barefootheart, although we haven’t fixed the date yet — but we may have that settled by the weekend.
    For E.g., this move is a homecoming; for me, it’s a bold going; but I’m looking forward to it. I’m glad you’re enjoying your new place; I think I would! 🙂

  7. I’m going for maple-walnut; it makes for a nice ice cream-furniture remix of flavorful deliciousness.

  8. lavenderbay says:

    Are there signs of Spring in NYC, Urban Thought? You’re sounding very upbeat. Good stuff!
    Oh, and Maple Walnut it is, then.

  9. Watch out for the Romulans when you pass near the Neutral Zone. If your moving van has a cloaking device it will help.

  10. lavenderbay says:

    Agreed, Captain Viscosi. Perhaps we can meet for a cup of Raktajino next time you’re within orbit.

  11. Shelley says:

    If one of your Toronto quadrant movers has citrus coloured trucks and a name beginning with an R scratch them off your list.

    Otherwise instead of ice cream your wooden items may be arriving as firewood and they accept NO responsibilty – had to go to small claims court, get a judgment, and garnishee their bank account 😦

  12. lavenderbay says:

    Many thanks, Shelley. Computer: block all Romulan transport agents.

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