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"You Are What You Drag Around With You"

shipping from Eugene, Oregon Winchester, Virginia for $169.70

5/11/2007
$169.70
Eugene, Oregon
Winchester, Virginia
2883 mi.

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Last summer I bought a 1995 Saturn, laid down the seats, hung a PVC pipe cloths rod, and left Virginia with enough stuff to set up housekeeping in New Mexico. 78 miles outside of Albuquerque my car threw a rod. I was towed into Moriarty and began a series of moves around New Mexico, eventually hauling my stuff to the Greyhound station in Carlsbad and shipping it to a family gathering on the west coast. My Virginia son uses uShip frequently. He repeatedly suggested I move my stuff back to Virginia that way, telling me the various options that might work out for me. I was shy of it, didn't trust myself to choose well. I packed up my stuff again and crammed it into a friend's car and drove it to the Greyhound in the Oregon town I was in. I borrowed their hand truck. A tatooed young man with a cell phone doing business on the street held the door open for me each time I rolled in another set of boxes. The harassed woman behind the counter weighed my boxes in and said cheerily, "$411". Oh. Kay. Later that night the boxes had been retrieved and were filling my daughter-in-law's car, then a corner in a friend's garage. Finally I went online and listed my shipment on uShip. Two days later I was flying away to Virginia on an airplane. I figured either uShip would work out good, or I'd have the boxes picked up by goodwill. Three days after that I accepted DABENT Transportation's very reasonable bid, and my boxes were following me out to Virginia, faithful as puppies. They arrived. I unpacked. I'm surrounded by my stuff again, and I'm happy.

- Kate W.
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