UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,
UrsulaV
ursulav

Hmm, not actually sure if the Altima will survive the tow. I'll call the Nissan mechanic tomorrow and get his advice. It's not worth the haul if I wind up gutting the car doing it--it's a tough little beast, it's in good shape, it's paid off, and I have high hopes of milking another 70k+ miles out of it.

If it won't fly, I may just leave all my furniture and most of my boxes with James*, ship my clothes and essential art supplies, toss a roof-rack on the Altima (and that it WILL take...) and drive out with my computer, scanner, and Mr. Printy, the three objects I cannot live without. (And possibly some dishes...) It'll cost a few hundred to ship all the stuff, of course, but I feel a lot better about doing that than about laying out for a truck to take stuff someplace, then having to do it again a year later. Once I'm situated wherever I decide I want to be, I can either have James ship the rest out to me, or more likely, fly back to Raleigh, rent a truck, and drive it out.

I feel pretty good about that plan, too, if it comes to that. It'll be a VERY minimalist year, maybe, but that'll probably be good for the soul.

Does anybody know any really cheap ways to ship things? I mean, is there third-class or freight or whatever? Media mail's fine and good, but I think they usually reserve that for...y'know...media....




*Let the record show that for a guy getting a divorce, James has been really REALLY good about things like "storing soon-to-be-ex-wife's stuff."
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