Monday, July 15, 2013

Moving Update

1 Week from today the movers will be here packing up our things to head to Thailand.
10 days (7/25/2013) from today we leave for Thailand.

While we have made great headway on getting ready, this last week will be busy. Right now we are still in the mode of making piles and getting ready

  • Shed- Things we want to keep, but not bring with us to Thailand. This pile is already being transferred to our shed.
  • Donate- With moving so often, I'm not sure how we still have things to give away! As I type, my car is filled with a load to take to Goodwill.
  • Air Shipment- We are allowed to set aside 500 pounds of things to arrive in Thailand a bit more quickly. Things in this pile include our air mattress, bedding, towels, some clothes, a few plates/cups/silverware, and our card table. . The basics.
  • Garbage-Of course, some things just need to be pitched!
  • Sea Shipment- Everything else will be loaded into a 20' or 40' container to arrive about 2 months later!

Since returning from the middle east, we have been blessed to say goodbye to many friends and family in person. We've see so many people that we feel as if everyone is updated on our plans! However, we realize that isn't the case, so here are some general updates in no particular order! 

We saw family and friends up north over the July 4th weekend. We all enjoyed the new dock, swimming and fun!

  • I (Mary) have a job teaching Year 1 at The Australian International School of Bangkok. I was able to line up this job while traveling in Turkey and Lebanon. It's truly a blessing to know I have a job!
  • Greg and I both have our visas to allow us to enter Thailand and then receive our work permits.
  • We both will begin work duties in Thailand on August 1st.
  • We will stay at a hotel when we arrive and then condo hunting our first days. 
  • We are working with a property management company to rent our home while we are gone. (everything but the shed in the backyard that will be holding some of our things!)
  • We have sold Greg's car and are very optimistic about selling mine this week!
  • We want YOU to come visit! I'll be working on posting my school calendar on the calendar linked to our blog so that you can plan your visit! Let us know when to pencil you in!
  • We plan to come back around Christmas for a short visit.
  • We plan on returning to Eau Claire in August 2015!
Want to see the pictures from our adventures in Turkey and Lebanon? Check out the links under the FYI section to the right!

Ok, back to work!

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