(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

honey, I shrunk the list!

My U.S. to do's are disappearing. Still have some, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! My secret wish is that I will end up with a few weeks to play on the coast and maybe get a head start on my France list!

I spoke with the French Consulate yesterday. My visa is approved and will be Fed Ex'd shortly. Merci, Mlle. Fantig Servantie! Major Check!

The USDA has returned all of the poochy paperwork, signed and sealed. Thank you Ruth Case. Check!

Furniture shipped and en route to France and to Oakland. A million thanks, Rainier and Mlle. Mancha! Check!

Finally rented a car for the first week in France, bridging the gap until I collect the little number I bought for there. Thank you Expedia for an excellent deal. Check!

Booked my hotel room in Thiviérs for my first week in France ... it is where I stayed last year while househunting so must have some level of good fortune, plus I discovered they welcome the furry ones. Cheers, Nicola! Check!

Sure I still have lots of loose ends (store my remaining remnants and rent my house out, deal with breaking my car lease are the 2 biggest at present); but comparatively speaking.... major progress!

52 days and counting.


alisa said...

yeah - only 52 days until you leave...I'm so excited for you. It's nice to see the list shrinking. Your departure is just around the corner!

Stacey said...

yay! progress! so when do we get the mojitos to celebrate? huh? huh?

Stephanie said...

Hooray! Thanks so much for your supportive comments. I am feeling good again - despite having misplaced my wallet for half the day and not accomplishing anything I planned to! :-)

francetales.com said...

52 days left and you've already accomplished those things. I think we did most of those things in the last week before we moved, I'm jealous. Bon courage et bienvenue.

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is good news about the visa! I'm so excited for you. It's going by fast isn't it?

b said...

Less than 52 days?! So exciting and yes, as F.O.T. said, it goes by so fast!!

This list is GREAT. Amazing progress! Bravo!!

Diane said...

Wow you are so much more organized that I am. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants just trusting that things will fall into place. lol sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.

Je ne regrette rien said...

d-I snort at the thought I am organized (looks around and laughs)