So now that Abi is here, the countdown has begun. This is it: the move home is a reality, and it’ll be here fast — just over two weeks, in fact.
Our target date for Nic’s move back with the kids is April 12th — the weekend after that if we have to. She’ll have only a couple weeks to get settled and find us an apartment for May. Our stuff gets moved on May 19th. We’ll be silhouettes by then.
That’s a ton of work to do in a very short amount of time. Fortunately once Nic gets home, there’ll be more help on her end. We haven’t been able to pack much knowing that a new baby was arriving, but once the apartment is mostly empty, I’ll be able to start shoving things in boxes.
An international move has higher requirements than your average move across town. Each box must be inventoried, the contents printed on the box and on a separate manifest for use at customs. Once its on the truck, it’ll be gone 2-5 days before we get the call to meet the movers at the border where we’ll get it cleared. Then we wait again for it to arrive at our new home.
We’re trying not to think too much about it right now, and just enjoy having a new baby. But we can’t exactly put it completely out of our minds. The next adventure starts in just a couple weeks…