Thursday, May 31, 2007
To answer Beth's comment - We have 12 crates with a few boxes left over that wouldn't fill another crate so they won't make the trip in one. I'm a little concerned about the "parts box" being one of those, but the packer assured me that he'll personally see that one get on the big truck because if pieces are missing, he has to foot the bill to come to Kodiak and put our stuff together for us. When the packers got here Tuesday, they estimated 14 crates, and I thought they were crazy - I mean, really, how can two people have that much stuff.... But we do. I don't know where we're going to put it all in our basement-less house in Kodiak, but I guess we'll figure it out! Maybe I won't be parking my car in the garage!
I should be cleaning and getting ready to actually leave on time tomorrow, so I'm going to keep this short. Besides, Jason might get mad if he realizes I'm doing this instead of helping him!
Next stop - Connecticut!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
So they'll be back tomorrow for Day 2, and hopefully final. All they have left is to pack the kitchen stuff, pack the master bedroom, pack the basement, and then load all that and the spare bedroom that they packed today. They filled 4 overseas crates already today, and estimated somewhere between 6-10 more tomorrow. I don't think we'll have 14 total - but we'll see!!! I can't believe it's almost time to leave!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Why FlyingFish? What better way to combine the two things we'll be doing in Kodiak than that? Jason will be flying, and I'll be heading up the fisheries training center. We're both incredibly excited about the opportunity to make Kodiak our home, but as the time here on the East Coast is winding down, reality is starting to set in and we're - or at least, I am - starting to get a little emotional about leaving everyone and everything we know.
We signed the paperwork for our new (first!) house today, though, and officially close next Wednesday. That in itself makes me want to go! I can't wait to start decorating! Here's the place we'll call home for at least the next three years!!
Stay tuned for all the cross-country fun you can imagine, and even more from our new home in the Great White North!