Oh my goodness!!! We have the experience, the know-how, and the ability to make a PCS go smoothly... in theory. At least a month in advance we review our calender and decide the best dates to actually move. There is a lot to be scheduled at this time with a lot of different government agencies, local utilities, the girls events, blah-blah. It is a well oiled machine... unless someone or something puts a wrench in the plan.
If one person or business is off even a couple of hours then the milkshake hits the fan. For example - the packers are a day and a half late. How does a business run like that and still get customers? They are supposed to be here "soon" and have the entire contents of our house safely packed in two and a half hours. Hmmmm, if I were a betting women I would place my bet on "not in a million years." The comical part is that the guy who is in charge of the moving crew is here to confirm that his peeps will be here tomorrow to load the truck. Tomorrow is the ONLY date that he can get this done. It shouldn't take long if nothing is ready.
And my sweet Gene... he is trying to be patient but I can see the steam building. I know that he is mentally trying to figure out how in the world he will get all these things rescheduled - if needed - and still clear housing in time.
When you were a kid did you ever stand up dominoes next to each other for the sheer joy of knocking over that first domino and watching the rest tumble? Like I said, after 18 years in the military we should be able to do this in our sleep. Ya' right!