Word has come in from Mission Control that we are on track for an April departure.
|My holiday blogging position. Bliss.|
I’d tell you how many weeks away that is except I’m on holidays until January 26th, so haven’t worked it out. And I won’t work it out until then, or it will affect the enjoyment of my holiday. But that doesn’t stop my subconscious from throwing up a few idle thoughts. Here are some of them:
- What do I take? Everything? Nothing? My big conundrum is do I take ‘precious’ things like photo albums? My husband (who works in logistics) casually mentioned that shipping containers fall off ships ‘all the time’ and what if all my wonderful, precious photo albums fall off and spend eternity resting on the seabed? (I do think I will take them, but make sure negatives/backups are left in storage here. But what if the storage place burns to the ground???)
- Farewells. Can I just update my Facebook status from the airport on the day we leave? Or do I have to go through the whole saying farewell to everyone thing? I have already made a rule that no-one will see us off at the airport. It wouldn’t be fair on the kids or us to leave here feeling sad. I want it to be a positive adventure and tearful airport farewells wouldn’t achieve that.
- How soon is too soon to contact Real Estate agents about renting out our house?
If you’ve already done this Expat malarkey please give me advice. I could really, really do with some.