Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What day is it???!!!?????

Um...what's the date??? What day of the week is it??? 

I have officially lost track.... I think I'm brain dead.  Yes, it is 11:09 pm on Tuesday, June 28th and I'm sitting in our lovely Extended Stay DE"luxe" in Austin.  Eric is currently skyping to Penang where it is 12:10 (noonish) on Wednesday, June 29th...what what.....

Crazy...that's our life right now...freaking crazy!!

We are leaving in 2 days for Portland...thank god, I just booked our hotel....that's about as far as this planner can see into the future.

Tomorrow, meaning in 8 hours, we are headed to good old Temple, Texas for a doctor's appointment for Eric, not me....

I think we have both hit the moving wall, I'm ready to be out of this limbo that we have been living in for the last two months...our move has offically happened.  Our storage containers are in storage. Our container to Penang is somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Our house is empty, cleaned and ready for our new tenants to move in tomorrow! 

We are offically living out of our suitcases and are back to being a single car family.  We sold the truck today! The G6 is on her way on Thursday!  This is happening!  Craziness and all, it's happening.

More to come soon.  Pictures I hope and some gratitude to my peeps that have made Austin a great stop on our Boy/Girl Adventure....

2 more days in the ATX!

Now, we need to run back to our house for one last goodbye....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

12 Days

Last week is a blur.  I probably can't tell you what the date is or even the day of the week right now.  I do, however, know that we have 12 days left in Austin.  Here is a quick update of what we have accomplished in the last week:

  • Our shipping container is on it's way to Penang! Yay!  We knew we did a good job when the mover's told us that we may be one of the best clients they have ever packed and we were under our quoted weight by 800lbs...good thing I didn't know that beforehand! 
  • While our stuff was being packed our NEW tenants came by to meet us -- tomorrow Eric and I will sign their lease and become landlords! I find it hard to believe that our house wasn't on the market a week and we have a great couple renting for 24 months!  Couldn't be more perfect! 
  • Our condo in Penang is almost finalized!  
  • The rest of the house is 85% packed.  Our pods come in the morning
Eric and I are spent and brain dead.  July 1st is both a source of anxiety and relief at this point...we just need to make it!

On a side note, Maizie tried to sneak on our shipment last week....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Balls to the Wall

Our sea shipment leaves tomorrow....Holy Crap!

Eric and I have spent most of the last month going through our house, our life and all of the stuff we have accumulated over the past 6 and a half years of living in Austin.  OMG.  I know it's been a while since we moved....OMG we have a ton of stuff.  Since our shipment is going through customs in Malaysia we have to have an itemized list of everything we pack. EVERYTHING...

It's amazing how much stuff people can accumulate. These last few weeks we have went through all of our stuff and decided if it goes in one of these three piles: ship, store, donate.  This exercise has helped us realize,  how little of our stuff we had because we used it, wanted it, or needed it.  We are not very materialistic.  Many of the things we were holding on to was surely because it reminded us of someone or sometime in the past.  But, even without those things we still have those memories, whenever we say their name or think of a particular date or place.

We have been inventorying all weekend what we are planning on shipping to Penang.  We have managed to pair down our house to less than one room that will come with us.  It is a feat!  Truly! We hope in the future we will be more conscious about "the stuff" that we buy and hold on to. 

On another note, here is a quick list of what we have been up to these last 2 weeks:
  • Our house is offically on the Austin market to be leased -- tomorrow we meet with a prospecitve couple that would like to lease for 24 months!
  • The G6 and the truck are sold!!
  • Mya, the horse, is being leased for 24 months by a loving family
  • Maizie will go live with her Auntie and her brother and sister
  • Jenn is working part time, kind of 
  • We have selected our condo in Penang and are waiting for it to go under contact (more to come about that later)
  • We are considering driving a Honda Civic in Penang, but will most likely wait to test drive it when we get there
  • Eric has 2 people in Austin from Penang and 2 people working for him in the Penang office and an intern
  • Jenn has 5 interns working for Candlelight Ranch
We are 18 days from leaving Austin...to Oregon for 11 days...to Ann Arbor for 3 days...to Penang on July 14th! 

Balls to the Wall until July 1st!

Jenn & Eric