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Ok, so no tricks are up my sleeve, but things have been so busy around here! Moving internationally has been no joke. Here's a quick update on what's been going on, and hopefully after our stuff has been shipped and we are chillin' in a hotel, I can resume regular blog posts.
- We sold our house! We passed inspection, and are just waiting on the final walk through and closing, which we will do in two weeks. The movers are scheduled to come next week, so we will be homeless after that. It will take about three months to get our stuff, so can I get a big "boo" for temporary government furniture?
- We sold both of our cars! I hand over the keys to mine this weekend, and I am very sad about it. I love my car, and she has been fabulous to me. Hardly any issues outside of scheduled maintenance. I will miss her and our adventures. I've had her longer than I've known Joel!
Joel's parents actually want to but his car. We gave them a sweet deal, so they will come by a few days before we fly out to see us, and then they will drop us off at the airport and make their way back to Oregon. Crazy, but I am so thankful to them.
- We have orders! And plane tickets! Without saying exactly when, we have less than one month before we fly to Japan. So much to be happening in so little time.
- I put in my resignation at work, and have a job interview for a teaching position on base in Japan this week. I hope it goes well. With the 14 hour time difference, it might be at 3am, which is when I got the call informing me they wanted to interview me.
- Pugsley is 100% vaccinated, chipped, rabies free, and ready to fly when he's allowed in November. I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but pugs are forbidden to fly until after 30 September. I am going to miss my stinkers, but I found a lovely foster to take care of them in the meantime. Gomez should be good, but the base vet "lost" his medical file, and his information is loaded on his US chip, vice his international one. We are in the process of figuring out how to change it. I may lose it at the vet's office in the meantime. Our vet is fantastic, but Joel just had to get this done on base instead. Lesson learned.
Jaeger is supposed to be allowed to fly with us, so we have to call and make reservations for him to fly on the plane. This whole process with the pets is so ridiculous, and has been the worst part of this PCS. I am about to lose it over all the conflicting and, oftentimes, wrong information that we have received. Why can't they fly on the plane in a seat? Hell, buying them a seat is cheaper then shipping them later. And they'd be much better behaved than some of the hellions I've flown with.