A Busy Day Indoors
MOVE IT! by bike was hired the Sunday before, for two jobs on Memorial Day. I got the jobs while riding in the Tour De Stands, a bicycle tour of snowball stands in New Orleans. Having a smart phone allowed me to stay with the tour and yet communicate with my clients. Both jobs were to move furnishings within the home. One was in the Tulane University area the other in Lakeview.
The first job started in the rain at 8:30 am but because it was inside the rain didn't matter. We moved several pieces from the upstairs to the down through some narrow and twisted stairs in an hours time. The client was billed $80.00 and added a nice tip for the movers. The rain had stopped.
The second job started at 11:00 after a long commute to Lakeview. There was a lot to do and by the end of 3 hours we had moved several couches, a few beds, a giant desk, a few dressers, disassembled a day bed, moved some book shelves, and loaded some clothes and other small items into a vehicle. Most items were moved from the second floor down a twisted stairway and through narrow winding hallways. Many of the items were brought to the front of the house so they would be ready to be loaded into a moving truck at a later time. We also assembled a bed. One of our movers was experiencing stomach troubles but kept on working but taking occasional bathroom breaks to vomit. Our client was billed $240.00.