Flights booked and bags almost packed.

It might be quiet around here for a while.

Our original plan was for Chris to head over to the UK before Henry and I. He has urgent work to get done and fast approaching deadlines. I would stay back to clean up, ship things, get our condo painted and in good order for the new tenants and see that they were moved in smoothly.

Then our visas arrived on Monday and Chris arranged to leave the following Monday. He was actually on the road, last tour with the band, when this was decided and coming home Friday (today). Meaning he would be home for three days and then leave. I looked at the long list of things I would be managing on my own, the logistics of moving myself and Henry out of our place and in to short term accommodation, and decided I wanted to leave early too.

So we all leave Monday.

It’s been a busy week.

I’ve hired/begged Katy to run the show after our departure. She has graciously agreed to manage (and help) with the painting (we have other family that will be working on it too) and the rest of the details we have left behind. Our property manager will help the new tenants get settled in.

I have a few posts ready for next week but after that it may be a while until you hear from me.

But I will be back. This international move is teaching me a lot. I’m more frugal than I thought and yet, this has been a very expensive month for us. I’m taking advantage of employer paid shipping to bring things I thought we would sell and replace on the other end. My furniture selling has been a small disaster. Packing has made me question all over again how much do we really need. I was at a very comfortable level living with our things but packing them has made me want to just donate everything but a suitcase of clothes and a frying pan.

One of the harder lessons from this week: never seal a box until you have to.

Have a great weekend and see you (virtually) soon!



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