Posted on Jun 28, 2013 by
The big day is finally upon us: we leave tomorrow on the first leg of our adventure to Oz! My house looks like a refugee camp at the moment, with boxes & bags everywhere, suitcases overflowing. My daughter`s family home, cars & furniture are all sold, clothes sorted (well, almost),& kitchen stuff sent to friends. We`ve all been crammed in my little house for the last month. A crate of their possessions is on a boat somewhere in the Pacific & we hope to see it again in March in Sydney. Seven feet by seven feet by four feet sounds pretty big, but it`s amanzing how many things didn`t fit. And because there are so many last-minute details to work out, my grandchildren didn`t have any time to dwell on their empty house, their little treasures all packed up, & friends seen for the last time. That was easier in a way. Disney could make a roller coaster ride with a house-moving theme! So, , do you have stories to tell or tips to share on how to cope with beloved family members half a world away? My family is very tight, but it will be a few years before my sister & I are able to emigrate to Oz as well. When I come back in February or March, I`m afraid I`m going to have some separation depression. I`ve got another trip or two to other destinations to look forward to: El Salvador in late March & Costa Rica in June with my third granddaughter`s fifth grade Spanish Immersion class, however there will still be those other two little munchkins & their parents very far away. After we get settled in a couple of weeks, I`ll have email access again & will check in here.