Monday, June 30, 2014

The process of moving is beginning...

We served notice to our property managers.  I can hardly wait to ditch them.  I started some preliminary cleaning today because I am determined to leave this house in a better condition than we found it in.  Sadly, that won't be difficult.  This house was totally nasty when we moved in last year and we're expected to leave it in pristine shape.  Have I mentioned how much I hate our property managers?

Bill has been looking at houses in Germany and talking to the HR folks at the company that hired him.  He's been by USAA to talk about what insuring our car in Germany will cost.  Right now, we're planning to take one car, but I'm thinking it might be better to bring both of them.  The reason being is that my car is tiny and we know the other one will work in Germany because we took it there last time.  I don't want to store my car, especially since I bought it in Germany.  We would rather take the Mini on trips, but when it comes to hauling the dogs or handling guests, the Toyota is a better bet.

We're looking for a hotel that will allow pets, which shouldn't be too difficult… and hopefully one with free WiFi so I don't have to depend on the library at Patch to get my Internet fix.  I think I'm going to go ahead and buy a laptop if it looks like it'll be a long wait for our stuff to arrive.

I'm still worried about bringing the dogs, though I'm pretty sure we'll be able to do it without any problems.  And we have to either break our cell phone contract or keep paying for services we can't use… It's freaking $1000 to break the contract, which sucks.  I just got my new phone at Christmas time and am not wanting to change it.

I'm about to purge some furniture, too…  I mean, I have some stuff that is hopelessly dated but serviceable.  We might as well ditch it, though.  My parents bought it for my sisters in the 70s.

This is going to be so worth it, though.  I am looking forward to trying out a few more beer spas and writing about them on this blog… I also plan more cruises once we have an idea of how flush with money we'll be.

It seems like there are more resources now than there were in 2007, which is a good thing.  Bill has already impressed his new boss by finding the contact info for the HR lady in California.  The ball is starting to roll.

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