I am very good at avoiding things that I do not want to do or think about. If I don't think about it, then it won't really happen right? That's how this move has been….while I am SO happy to be heading home, I get completely overwhelmed if I think all about that is involved with this move. So instead I go to my happy place and ignore it. (I made spreadsheets and lists and more lists)
At least I did…until now. Now it is real. REALLY real. People have started coming to pick up things that we are selling. We had to literally sell ALL electronic devices, cars, and some furniture. In my mind, we had loads of time once we got back from our Sydney trip to deal with all of these "minute" details right? WRONG….we have exactly 12 more days in this house…9 until the movers come and start loading our stuff in containers. Spreadsheets don't fail me now!
On top of all of that, I have had to try and find somewhere to live when we move back. Our new house will not be ready until April. And while we have had such generous offers from friends to stay with them during those three months….we still want them to be our friends =) I think after living with the Colliers for three months, they would RUN as fast as they could from us. So I have been apartment hunting. Which does not seem so bad, but then we also have to have a plan for furniture. Our sea shipment will not arrive in the States until 2 or 3 months after it leaves here (hopefully). The only items we will have with us, is what we can fit in our 8 suitcases on the plane and then our air shipment that should arrive with 2-3 weeks. That is 4x4 cube which will mostly hold clothes, and a few kitchen items.
Thankfully there are solutions and amazing friends that will help us sort everything out. So I think the real reason I have been avoiding most everything is because I hate leaving and saying goodbye. On one hand, I am eager to get back home and settled back into life there. But on the other hand, I will miss the adventures and friends we have made here. Luckily I know that the friends we have made here will be lifelong friends!
So Perth friends, if I am drinking a glass of wine at 10 in the morning, don't judge….I am coping =) and Tomball friends, if we show up at your door with a suitcase in hand, let us stay for at least one night ok? =)