Friday, July 3, 2015
Wow, it's really happening!
In a couple weeks, the movers are coming to pack up our belongings and move them into storage. So soon, we'll be out of the house we've lived in for almost 19 years.
We're still going through everything and determining what to actually keep and what to discard. We have to divide the things we keep into two categories - keep in storage, or take with us to New Orleans.
The stuff we're getting rid of - some of it is trash, but much of it is good stuff that we just don't want enough to want to pay to store it. So we're exploring ideas of donating, selling, and giving things away.
Looking at my work calendar, I have just eight more days at work. We've already offered my job to someone within our organization, so on Monday I'll start training her. After that, she's leaving on a previously-approved vacation, so by the time she returns I'll be gone.
After the house is emptied, we'll have cleaners come in, and we have a couple of days for any emergency issues. Then we fly out to New Orleans.
Jack, of course, is coming with us, and part of the many logistical issues we have to handle is getting him on the plane. We have a travel kennel, and we've been giving him his morning treats inside the kennel, closing the door and letting him spend a few minutes inside. So far, he's pretty comfortable with it.
I had a whole "bucket list" of things I wanted to do in Los Angeles before leaving, but it feels like time is just racing along! Oh well. I'll be back someday.
This blog will, of course, continue! Stay tuned.