Last night about 11 pm I was making the final rounds, all the locks, security cams, etc,, It had been a busy day, even though I was on vacation from the day job. We got a cash register counter for Joyce's store, ,and some assembly was required. There were 59 packages of parts. So after a day of assembly, one hopes that I could get to bed on time. But, of course, something was definitely going on, just when ya need it. A moving van was parked in the street, and the sidewalk was full of . . . .full of . . . But before I could comprehend the entire picture, I heard Katie's voice "Gary come help with the freezer!"
Oh, no. The entire sidewalk was full of restaurant booths, cushions, chairs, cardboard packing material, and for some reason, a new mattress set. And, on the back of the truck was a huge, white commercial freezer. There were about 8 people milling around measuring doorways and yelling to each other in Chinese. The van driver was waiting impatiently with his clip board, for someone to sign for the delivery.
A contrivance made of plywood, wet towels, and a small-wheeled food cart appeared. We balanced the freezer atop the improvised moving cart, and wheeled it around to the back of the building. Luckily, the neighbors were still up, and I could speak English, so we took it up their stairs, through their garden gate, and up to the back entrance to the kitchen. In the kitchen, the entourage was met by an elderly Chinese gentlemen - a very territorial cook, who started screaming orders to rearrange his kitchen so that the parade could be accommodated.
One O'Clock and All is Well!
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