In The Long Run
It was a dark and stormy day. MOVE IT! by bike was hired to what we thought was to move all the things we had staged to move on Memorial day. When we arrived we discovered that all that had been moved on the day before. All that was left was in a shed. But the shed was locked and the key for it was gone. Fortunately for us the hinges were on the outside and after removing the pins we were able to gain entry.
It was then that our client asked us if we could transport the contents of the shed to his sister's place in Kenner, 10 miles away. So in addition to our moving equipment we loaded onto the trailer a large tool chest full of tools, two bags of golf clubs and a few other things. The plan was to use the Lake Trail but going up and over the levee with the heavy load proved to be to much work so at Bonnabel Blvd I turned off the trail and took West Esplanade on in.
After getting drenched in several rains the items were unloaded and placed in the houses garage and this time with a much lighter load the Lake Trail would not be so difficult or so I thought. I did not know my way would be blocked at the Causeway due to construction and had to turn back. All along the way back I could not get off the trail due to construction on the levee. But I found a place where a gate was only closed with a bungee cord and though muddy passed over the levee and onto the street to yet again take West Esplanade back home. This trip would have been around 30 miles in total (Getting to the move out address, going to Kenner, the going home) but the trail being blocked made it much farther.
After getting home the trailer was hosed off to get rid of the mud and the moving equipment was put away. But the moving was not over. A go cart was delivered to one of our movers and a table was delivered from Goodwill to a friend's apartment.
After all that I could get out of my wet clothes, bathe, cook something to eat and get some paperwork done. MOVE IT! by bike earned $160.00 the hard way this day.