I can now add a new position to my resume. Sherpa. If you need a Sherpa, I am your woman.
Moving to another country is not like moving across town. We aren’t familiar with the lay of the land, they don’t speak English, there are different norms and everything just looks different. We were prepared for everything to take a long time and for many problems. Fortunately the gods have been smiling on us.
Here is what we have managed to accomplish thus far:
- got keys to apartment
- purchased washer and dryer
- toured gyms
- got a tour of our neighborhood, to learn where the post office is located, met with a doctor (to have one if necessary), went to grocery stores and lots of little things like that
- Went to the bank
- got our phone, cable and internet set up
- bought a special Swiss phone
- visited the office office
- got our yearly public transport passes
Needless to say, we are going to bed early.
Thank you for all of the good times over the past nine years. We will miss you. As we sit here at the airport(frantically taking care of last minute details), we are afraid to think too much about leaving you. We worry that if we do, we will start crying and fall apart. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
Mom came over and helped clean the house to ensure everything is tidy and in order before we leave. I need to change our addresses on our bills, sell my car and a host of other really boring things.
If we don’t get to see you before we leave, we are sorry. Please keep in touch.
FYI – After the previous post, we have given up on the slanted Aerobed and have moved to the neighbor’s spare bed.
I figured that we’d better send out our new contact information. Anyone that knows me knows that I am cheap. I went to Costco to get change of address cards made. We’d taken a cute picture in Geneva with the idea of sending it out on the card. Costco has done a decent job with our numerous, infamous Christmas cards over the years. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit all of our new information on the card. Oops.
I had to find a new way to send it out. I struk out at numerous venues. You could just call me Goldilocks. Things were either too big, too expensive, too ugly, too small or took to long to create. Nothing was just right. Finally, out of desparation I headed to FedEx Office. I wrote out our information, copied it to fit 4 times onto an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper, hand them cut and presto, postcards. I’m not going to lie, they look a bit ghetto. However, they cost under $10 for over 200 and took less than 1/2 hour. What’s not to love?
If you haven’t sent me your contact information, please do so.