I do have to say, there was one moment of blood freezing panic in all of this.
All the boxes marked "Boombox" were placed in what is/will become the new Boom Room. I did find a box or two up in other rooms, but brought them down to the "Bass"ment (as Freddie calls it).
The pile was extensive as you can see...
As I unpacked, box after box, I could tell what was in each wrapped up package. "Oh, this is the SCR-8" before I pulled the paper off. "Oh, this is the TRC-975" ect. I was thinking to myself, "Man, those guys that wrapped these radios really did do a nice job". They were uniformly wrapped, so unwrapping was the same pattern over and over. They used thick padded paper on the big stuff, nice padding in between the radios. In my mind, I was really praising these guys for their hard work.
There were extra large boxes that had two Lasonic Jumbo's per box, or the J1 and the Helix 4700. I was methodically going through box after box, separating them via size. But when I started nearing the end of the pile and the really large boxes were thinning out, I realized....
I stopped what I was doing and grabbed the last few large boxes, but there was no way the Wheely would fit in a box that had a TRC-935 in it. The blood literally drained from my head. The sweat on my body turned ice cold and the first thing that came to mind is...
"That mother farker who wrapped up my radios RIPPED THAT ONE OFF!"
My mind went from praise to PISSED! All I could think of is "That bastard snagged that one radio! THE BIG RADIO!"
I immediately ran up stairs, searching room to room. But I had already unpacked most of the house. About 90% was unloaded! The radio's were left for last. I went through my wife's office, it had a few boxes, but nothing that big. Only one really large box, but I know that had a large pendulum clock in it and I could here the chimes just by shaking it.
I ran up to the bedrooms. Only a few smaller boxes and one wardrobe box...ONE VERY LARGE, OVER SIZED WARDROBE BOX!!!!
I moved a few things to get to it, spun it around and sure enough....the wardrobe box was marked "Large Single Boombox"!!!!!
Damn it! That freaked me out!
But how farking AWESOME is it that the only way to ship a Wheely Dynasty HT-959 is in a WARDROBE BOX!!!!!
And yes, I did feel bad for tinging the worst about the guy who packed my radios because he indeed did do a totally kick ass job. In fact, with the exception of that rattle in the 922, only one drinking glass and a small plaster fountain got broken! Not bad....not bad at all.
I'm still organizing the garage, then work can begin on getting to work on repairing radios again.
Seriously great news Chris. Got some weight off your shoulders.... kind of. Haha
It's a start....I'm still pretty stressed out living here. Even with a mega alarm system, steel security shutters and eight 1080p video camera's around the property, I'm still worried I could lose all this stuff!