Monday, July 29, 2013

Instalife: ready, set...

Life around here is busy, busy, busy as we find ourselves at the < 1 week point before we move back to London. Everything is packed (save for tidying/repacking/straightening up the suitcases) and today a lot of our furniture got picked up by our friend D (who is another Brit in The Scot's office who recently arrived - how handy!). We've sold a few things on Craigslist and are hoping to move on a few other things before donating the rest to charity. A big truck will arrive on Wednesday and pick up our boxes to be shipped. Then it'll be just us, an airbed, and our suitcases until we fly on Saturday. It's all hitting home. This is real. This is happening. I will soon be back in the city that feels like home. I will again be the ex-pat and The Scot will again be the native. Tables turning. Life changing. Terrifying and wonderful all at the same time. A friend of ours in London has just offered up his spare room while we're flathunting, which was the kindest thing and lifts a huge stress off our shoulders. (Hopefully we can find a place quickly!).

Life lately: packing, packing, packing, packing; Zipcarventures; baking through the pantry stores for megatreats for The Scot's office; an amazing "leaving night" out in NYC (where I made wide use of my Instax mini).

(Trying the new Instagram embedding feature. Not sure how I feel about it yet).

It is my hope that this will be my last tran-Atlantic move (for those who might be newer to the blog, this marks overseas move number 7 in the past 9 years). The last big move for a couple years, all in, really. For now, I'm trying to appreciate the adventure aspect and not get too tied up in the stress.


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