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Only four days to go!

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [758] | Comments [1]

Organised chaos really!

Organised chaos really!

As I write this, there are four days to go until we fly and it’s organised chaos. Our house is chaotic, stuff everywhere – how can we own so much? Packing is a slog and at the back of my mind is the knowledge that we have to keep on going. We have an immovable deadline (apart from the flight) the removal men are coming to put it all into storage first thing Monday morning. Which brings me back to where I started, it’s chaos here and I have to keep reminding myself we are organised, really.

So here I am taking a small break to write my first entry for our online journal. I’m sitting on the floor because Dan’s T-shirts are neatly rolled up on the sofa; at some point today he was "in the zone" and discovered ergonomic packing! The room crowded with boxes and most of our supplies are still in the wardrobe in the corner. This has been the nerve-centre of my preparations for the last six months. Each essential purchase squirreled away for just this moment. Now they are spilling out, overflowing even and I have to admit that I may not be able to squeeze it all in to our two backpacks.

After months of benign interest, Dan is now acutely interested in the contents of my wardrobe. Anxious and considerate he has already asked whether or not I have packed a needle and thread, oh, and do we need safety pins? The answer is of course, yes and yes! If he looks closely enough he’ll probably find the kitchen sink. We’re going to be away a while and I’ve packed supplies! All our creams and lotions are biodegradable and organic to minimise our impact on pristine natural environments. I’m not sure what we’ll do when we run out though!

It’s exciting (and scary) to know that we’ll find out very soon. But I have to stop daydreaming there. Now, I have to get back to packing… what a relief it will be to travel lightly, relatively speaking, over the next few months. Maybe later this evening I’ll have the opportunity to post these thoughts online. Then again, perhaps not. After months of preparation Dan is still loading CDs onto I-tunes…

Tags: chaos, preparations



Hiya both,
We are writing this on the day of your departure to "Rancho Must Work Harder", and we do hope that not too much "wonga" went down the tubes en-route! We wish you all the very best and we will be thinking of you both. Make the most of your time and ENJOY!!

Much love,

Mum & Dad

  Mum & Dad Lee May 15, 2008 12:58 AM

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