Doing a Little Shopping

Never mind the fact that we are heading to the US for most of September. Jeff is shopping for real estate. Well, why not. We have nothing else going on. We have been married for a long time, so I know him well. For all those years, if there was ever a gap in Jeff … Continue reading Doing a Little Shopping

What if we ever needed…3/4 of an Inch

Hell froze over today. Well, since it's so bloody hot and humid I sort of wish it actually did, but our stuff ARRIVED at 1pm today. It actually came with a phone call and three guys who could not have been nicer. I paid for their lunch afterwards. I'm not a person who has ever … Continue reading What if we ever needed…3/4 of an Inch

The Home Stretch

At looong last - after over 4 month since they picked up our stuff in Phoenix, our only worldly possessions have cleared customs in Rotterdam and are making their way to the moving company's storage in Alicante. That's only two hours from us. It hardly seems real. When I reached out to our shipper in … Continue reading The Home Stretch

No Really, Where’s my Stuff?!?

Oh yes. Back in the dark ages - well, the end of February, the movers came and took our stuff to Los Angeles. They had promised to put it all on a boat that would sail across the sea. How do I know this? Because I gave them a pile of money and signed a … Continue reading No Really, Where’s my Stuff?!?

Last Dance with Mary Jane

The shippers got the moving truck back to our house around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I almost cried when they left. Our house is empty, except for the life raft (air mattress) in the bedroom and it  echos. Jeff can no longer mutter under his breath on the other side of the house without me hearing … Continue reading Last Dance with Mary Jane

Wait – What?!?

The truck showed up at 7:15 pm tonight and then they told me - 'Yeah, sorry, but we don't have enough room in the truck for your stuff.' Am I kidding, you ask? No. Were they kidding, I asked? Sadly, No. Deep breath. They promised - after spending two hours wrapping our couch and bicycles … Continue reading Wait – What?!?

The Shippers are Coming, The Shippers are Coming!!

Just like Paul Revere of Revolutionary legend. Yes - we got the word. The shippers are coming today! Everything is ready to go - labeled, numbered, and on the inventory sheet I created. I'll just hand it to them and off they'll go. Again, this is a prime example of how much communication is key … Continue reading The Shippers are Coming, The Shippers are Coming!!

Moving Voo Doo

Ok - My international shippers are giving me acid reflux.  They gave me the estimated window for picking up our stuff about a month ago. Promising to refine the estimate to an actual day, and then further to an actual time. I have neither in my possession right now. I have emailed repeatedly. I'm trying … Continue reading Moving Voo Doo

Check, Check, Check

Yesterday, I sat near our open front door and waited all day for the overnight package from our translator so I could turn around and send it to the Spanish Consulate. Our mail carrier is flakey - a looong history of creatively avoiding bringing packages to our door and just leaving the 'Sorry we missed … Continue reading Check, Check, Check

You’ll come and visit, right?

Jeff says it's stress and that I ran myself down. I don't know if it's that or what - but I have the flu again. Started yesterday and now I'm in the fever and chills phase. Cold then Hot then Cold again. Maybe it's that we went through three climate zones in 48 hours, each … Continue reading You’ll come and visit, right?