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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Moving day getting close! And there's so much to do.

So, after much red tape, a billion forms, more appointments than I can remember, faxes, photo copies, and signatures galore, we are almost set for the big move to Germany. Almost. It's such a hassle. We had to change our flights 3 times to get space for the dogs. We originally supposed to fly to Dallas and then on to Frankfurt, but if the weather is over 85 degrees the airlines will not allow the pets on board. While I understand this policy because I certainly don't want anything to happen to them, I questioned the airline what we would do if it were too hot. Their solution? We're going to have to just leave the dogs behind. Um, what? That is not a solution! I can't just leave my babies. I was so mad I could barely see straight. We finally got a flight through Denver, so we're pretty sure all is going to be fine. Probably not going to be over 85 in Denver in late Oct. Dallas? Maybe. Denver? Unlikely.
We are scheduled to fly on Oct 20. We have a 6 hour layover in Denver (where we can get the dogs and let them potty-very important) and then a 10 hour flight to Frankfurt. After that it's an hour car ride (driving very fast on the autobahn) to our final destination. It's a total of about 19 hours of traveling, not including getting to the airport and checking in 2 hours before our first flight. Aren't you jealous?
First though we have to pack out. The movers are coming on the 2nd to pack our unaccompanied baggage. They're coming back on the 3rd to pack our permanent storage items (stuff that we can't take with us because a) it's not allowed b) it's too heavy or c) we're not going to have room for it). They will store it at gov't expense for the entire time we're in Europe. Then they're coming on the 8th, 9th and 10th to pack the rest of our stuff and will then load it on the 14th. It's scheduled to arrive no later than Dec 17th. I hate moving around the holidays!
Anyone willing to let me come visit until all this is over???? Please???? I'm going to need more Zoloft.


Debbie said...

Wow! That is some kind of scheule you have in the next month. I don't envy you at all.

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