Done Deal

13 May 2017 03:06 pm
wayfaringwordhack: (art - guitton housework)
[personal profile] wayfaringwordhack
As of yesterday, we are homeowners. For Real. First time in ... 11 years. I'm excited in more ways than I am going to take the time to express. :P

A guy from the moving company came by this morning to estimate how much stuff we want to ship back to France. His estimate: 12-13 cubic meters. J's and my estimate: 4-5 cubic meters.

Comment and say who you think is closer to the truth. :P In any case, we pay on the real cubage, not any estimates. I. just.want. my. boxes.  Ms Antsy? That's me.

As soon as he left, I got online and booked a moving van to haul all our stuff that is in storage at my mil's up to our new abode. Hoarders Extraordinaire? That's us.

Seriously though, we have all sorts of stuff that we always knew we would need once we settled down again.

So our coming weeks look like this:

This week - Get boxes and start packing
May 20th - Celebrate Ti'Loup's 1st Birthday!!!
More weeks - pack some more
July 4th - Finally "Bye Bye, Egypt" for four of the Faures
July 8th - move into new home
unpack moving van stuff and wait for maritime shipment to arrive, probably mid-August - September.

Which means we have to be super careful how we pack from here. Cast iron skillets weigh a lot, but I will have put mine in my suitcase. Can't live without them for months. :P

Date: 13 May 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
asakiyume: (feathers on the line)
From: [personal profile] asakiyume
It won't be suspicious to customs at all that you have a heavy iron skillet in your bags ;-)

(Actually, it probably won't be. It's just a funny mental picture.)

I can't believe Ti'Toup is going to be one! Time really does fly.

I remember waiting for a shipping container ... remember unpacking it, too :-P Hope you never have to make a transoceanic family move again!

Date: 13 May 2017 05:17 pm (UTC)
rimturse: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rimturse
Planning, planning! Soon you'll be sitting in your mini Downton Abbey and Egypt will be just a memory.

Date: 13 May 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
aeriedraconia: Storm Dragon (Default)
From: [personal profile] aeriedraconia
Be prepared to be called to open you luggage a couple of times to show your cast iron skillets. ;)

I hope it's an easy move. I've had to wait on hold baggage a couple of times too. When it finally catches up to you it's like Christmas when you unpack it at last. ;)

Date: 18 May 2017 10:58 pm (UTC)
pjthompson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pjthompson
Congratulations! Sounds like busy times ahead, but hopefully you'll settle in nicely.


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