In less than a week I expect we will be in Colorado. FREAK ME OUT!
But we don't have the visas yet. We may not get visas. This means we don't go. But we most likely will get visas. But it is possible that we won't. They have our passports and the rest of our entry documents too.
Makes it very difficult.
Today we are having a little house cooling. I have so much to clear out of the loungeroom, but we have the study almost clear now. The study suddenly seems spacious, now that the stereo with its huge speakers, the two sets of hammerlock shelves, the lounge chair and most of all the JUNK have been moved out. It is now our swap space and the space where we can sort out what we really want to take with us. Assuming we get the visas.
I have the feeling that I will have to dump some of my fleece with friends and family, and when they come to visit they can bring along some of it with them, like a couple of largeish ziplock bags or something. Posting stuff across is just Too Expensive. (eg 3 kilos, which is admitedly a LOT of fleece or yarn will cost over AUD60.) I'll check out a local excess luggage mob but really is it worth sending there or should I keep it for later?
It's been an interesting week here in Oz. On Tuesday, a B-double truck decided to take on a train at a level crossing in country Victoria. 11 people were killed, not including the truck driver (who is facing a number of charges). We are jealous of Sydney again, where they've had lots of rain, and there's been even more rain 100-200km north of Sydney, where there are floods and a number of people have lost their lives, plus a coal tanker is aground on a beach. Swells are runnign at about 18m (say 20 yards). Those are big waves, dude!
Then there's me, running around like a mad chook, terrified and a little exulted, snivelling over the cats, heart rate up, worrying worrying worrying, allergised out of my nut (house dust mite is my biggie and boy have we been moving some dust recently!) to the point where anti-histamines don't work but the weeniest puff of ventolin allows me to breath again.... Nathan has been plugging away at things too. The father of one of our house sitters has been very good - he is retired and is enjoying having different handyman things to do.
Time for brekkie, then a big lounge clean up. Then I might pick up my new glasses and get the roadworthy certificate for my car.