Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Renting trucks: Advice wanted

So, thanks to the continued hibernation of my beloved Lillith, I'm considering the possibility of renting a truck for a day or two over an upcoming weekend. I need to buy some furniture, and the shipping prices I'm finding at most places where I can buy things online are really outrageous.

In order for this to work out in a way that makes sense, of course, I have to find a rental option that will cost me less than shipping would (and that would apparently be about $150, all told). U-Haul seems to be the most reasonable option, with trucks at about $20/day and $0.73/mile. But I'm wondering whether I'd end up being completely screwed over by insurance costs and the outrageous costs of gas.

Anybody got any info and/or suggestions?