Wow. For three months we have been preparing, planning, packing, labeling, selling, giving, disposing, pausing, taking deep breaths, and escaping. Today is the day when our “Household Goods” get efficiently and neatly packed away in brown boxes. A two man team has worked for under two hours and has 80% of our goods already packed. It is utterly amazing to me! I am also relieved, because now it means that I can STOP shuffling items around and fretting over what to ship via air or sea. It means that when Sophie and Hollis come home today they will be in for a big shock. I will remind them that their precious toys and books and tiny treasures are safe and will be arriving soon in our new home in Beijing. In the meantime, thank goodness for the local library!
Its been a last minute scramble this week to get insurance inventories complete and forms done properly for customs. The guidelines are important to follow and every sentence needs to be read carefully. We are still awaiting visas, but are expecting them any day.
I’m really looking forward to my 2 hour yoga class tonight at Moving Mantra Yoga.