It’s taking the LONG route home

Our shipment from China is coming by sea so we know it will take longer. It was supposed to arrive in Halifax September 28 but we didn’t hear anything. A week later David sent an email asking about it. He got a reply:

Good day
Shipment re-manifested in Montréal yesterday Wednesday Aug 3 and should be leaving Montreal Today for Halifax. I do not have an ETA yet.

Oh, interesting! Our shipment went to Montreal instead of Halifax.

I got a call Monday night just as David went for a quick nap before working night shift. It was a local shipping company saying they had 2 large crates to deliver in the morning. What? This is strange. I asked if we had to go to the warehouse first to clear customs. They said no, it was in Bridgewater waiting to be delivered but they were not a moving company they just deliver. Two LARGE crates dropped off in my driveway, I don’t think so! Something is wrong. Remember we’ve done this a couple times before. So, I woke up David so he could talk to the guy and then David called our contact with Allied Pickford who was in a panic wondering how this company had our stuff! Hmm? He told David he would look after it.

Later Monday evening another email:

Good day 
I spoke to the company in Montreal and it look like they got two shipment that were being picked up from the same warehouse  same time mixed up I have let my agent in Halifax know to expect the shipment in.
I will be following up with the truckers in the morning and will let you know when the shipment will be at the correct warehouse.

Oh great! I guess our shipment is taking a scenic route home. I just hope it doesn’t get lost or damaged in the process. It was in Bridgewater…overnight.

It shouldn’t be too much longer.


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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