Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"You want how much?"

After a couple of weeks of unburying ourselves from our moving boxes, I finally had a chance to sit down and organize all of our receipts and make them ready to submit for reimbursement. I still cannot get over how much it costs to move....so I just thought I would share a little bit about what we've spent.

Moving truck rental (with tow dolly for the car): $1500
Gas to fuel rental truck from VA to TX: $1000
Auto transport company to move our truck: $1700
Airfare (so that we didn't have to spend 3 days on the road with two small kiddos): $1000

Today, I officially became a Texan again. I was successfully able to obtain car insurance (which doubled due to our close proximity to the border and the high number of uninsured motorists), state inspection, license plates, AND a driver's license (which because we'd lived here 4 years ago, I was still in the system and all DPS needed to do was renew my DL# and retake my picture). By the end of the day, I had accrued more moving expenses:

Car insurance for August: $120
State Inspection: $16
Car Registration: $180 (half of this charge was just because I was a new resident--what?)
Driver's License: $24

Tomorrow, I'm taking the truck in to get inspected and registered....and I can only anticipate saying goodbye to another $200.

Not including the costs associated with replenishing our pantry, cleaning supplies, and a few restaurant meals because our kitchen took a couple of days to get "up and running", our moving expenses total close to $6000.


Anna Clark said...

OUCH!! Makes me never want to leave my house :-) No, wait...that means I would have to stay in Christiansburg forever, yuck. Miss you!!

Parkinson Family said...

I know the feeling! I'm glad we didn't have to move farther than we did or I think I would have an ulcer right now. Hope you guys enjoy your first paycheck. I know we will!!

Bev said...

Yep, I'm feeling the strain of moving also. I don't even want to think about how much it's going to cost to move our stuff out of storage. Although the opposite of keeping it in storage is not much better.

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

Thank goodness you will get reimbursed!! That is crazy!