Enough with the drama.
It's sufficient to say we found a *local*, local moving company, and they were open half day on Sunday. They went out of their way to accommodate us, rescheduling another move to meet our deadline. My husband took another day off from work and we moved on Monday. It was a l-o-n-g day, but 10 hours later we were out of the rental. Oh yeah... and we never even saw the landlord. We dropped the keys in the mail. A week later we started to see headway being made.
Now I turned my thoughts toward family coming for Christmas on the 28. A Christmas to remember for sure!