Well, things are starting to get real now. We booked our flights yesterday so there is officially no turning back at this point. Because Anna and I are going to fly down before the boys do, Anna’s mom will be flying down with them about a week after we arrive. Because she’s helping us out so much by doing this, we have to work the travel around her schedule. This ultimately means that we have to leave a MONTH earlier than originally planned. Anna and I will fly down on December 14th (Yes, just two months from now) and Anna’s mom will follow with the boys on December 20th. Hopefully we will have time to find a house and car by the time they arrive. It would be great to have our first Caribbean Christmas inside our own house and not inside a hotel room.
Now that things are becoming real (And the departure date moved up an entire month), we’ve realized exactly how much work we have to do to prepare for the move….and it’s overwhelming. We’ve got half a dozen projects to wrap up already and new projects seem to pop up on a daily basis. We’ve also decided to go with the “sell everything but what you really want to keep” mentality. This means that we have thousands of dollars worth of stuff that we need to liquidate, and NOW! We intend on having a yard sale every weekend until it’s all gone or we are. Hopefully we’ll be able to get rid of everything pretty easily, though I somehow doubt that’s going to be the case.
Overall, everyone is very excited. We know that this move is going to test us but we’re looking forward to the challenge and adventure. If we can just get through these next two months with no major mishaps, we’ll be in good shape.
Until next time…