Saturday, July 4, 2009

It doesn't stop

There is so much to do now that I felt guilty having the flu the last few days.
So what I did was sit down with a few boxes and sort out what can go and what I want to bring with me to the US.
Pretty brainless work I thought, but as it turns out, not something you should do with a non functioning brain.
I may have thrown out more than I realized.

Also getting estimates on shipping what is left. First of all, I don't have much.
Furniture and so on can stay behind, there isn't really anything in this house that I am attached to. Now, my books is another matter, just like my son would like to bring his Lego and his pillow for example.

Anyway, those estimates arrive in my mailbox now and it is like they are speaking another language.
Cb meters and groupages, 20ft containers (yikes, that is way too big), THC costs, insurance and a lot more that takes me 3 or more looks before I get a grip on what they mean .
Maybe I should let that go until I get that flu out of my system.

One thing that is pretty straight forward is surviving this warm weather we are having right now.
Even the girls won't come of the couch during the day. I can get away with dragging them to their pee spot and they are good for another nap on the couch. We all just decided not to move too much, which suits me fine right now.

Our interview date is getting closer and we have decided to throw a farewell party the weekend after that. And this Monday I can call to make an appointment for our medical. It is going to be pretty busy the next few weeks.

For the ones who asked, Paquita is doing fine.
Still tired from the anesthetic but that is normal, certainly with this type of weather.

For our readers on the other side of the big pond.
Happy 4th of July


Bibi said...

Having the flu already makes you feel bad, why feel guilty? It's not your fault? But I get it, there is a lot to do and you can't use the flu, but is there ever a convenient time for that?;-)
I remember feeling sort of guilty for having to ship some of my stuff to the US. It wasn't much but it is so expensive that you start to rethink the value of everything you want to keep. Frustrating.

Petra said...

You are right, there is never a good time.
It is crazy how much it costs to bring over clothes, books, 2 bikes and some personal stuff.

And it gets weird when you find out that it costs much less when the order 'and the payment' comes from the US.
Same goes for flights. When done from over there, buying and paying tickets, it is much less than when you get that same ticket from the Netherlands.