We've been on the waitlist for a 4 bedroom house since February. Patiently, we waited for a home to become available. The way the office does it, they can place you anywhere on the island. Anywhere. We could have moved closer to North Shore, closer to downtown. The Air Force Base. I was very concerned by this because Piglet is in Special Ed. on base here and moving would mean transferring schools. We were also last on the list, so we weren't even moving.
I told Hubs to call the housing officer and let them know that we were now enrolled in EFMP and that we needed to stay in this housing area to keep Piglet in school and what paperwork did the housing office need to get to moving.
The lady told us she didn't need paperwork. And there was a 4 bedroom house available a block down the street. We could be moved in by November. Then the lady went on vacation and didn't tell anyone in her office.
She finally came back to work and Hubs got in touch with her, she said they could do a walkthrough pretty much at that moment and if we liked the house, it would also be our move-in inspection.
That was Tuesday (the 21st) afternoon.
Hubs took the house and we had to move by Monday (the 27th). He got the keys to the new house and we got to moving. Literally. I bought 4 large boxed from Walmart and we used those plus our suitcases to fill up, move stuff, repeat. We hired The Worst Movers In Hawaii to move our furniture and spent most of Friday cursing their name.
How bad were they you ask?
The packed our clothes from our dressers. To move 150 feet down the road. They left some things in them though and then went they moved the dressers, they did so upside down so everything got messed up. One drawer, I couldn't even open without violently shaking the entire dresser. They were also 5 hours late. Moved super slow and needed 2 trips. By the time they got everything in the house, I just wanted them gone. They asked if they should put the beds together or hook up the washer and dryer, I told them no. We paid them and basically went to bed at like 730.
Hubs spent all weekend cleaning the old house and I spent all weekend trying to straighten up the new house without moving too many heavy things. We got the downstairs almost squared away and the bedrooms are coming along. Hopefully we'll have everything done soon because it's almost the holiday season and we've got a bunch of family coming to visit.