The last couple of days have been insane.
Let me recap. Got home on Tues. Appointment at the Notar”s re:the house sale. It took time to get through the documents as this is the German system that in effect insures that both the buyer & seller are proceeding with the agreement according to all rules, regulations, spelled out fees, taxes, titles and all the rest. Replaces essentially what is done in the US partly by the real estate agents and what is done by the title attorney/legal offices.
Then home to deal wth the house which meant going through all the rooms and sorting to make sure that those things which need to be in the final shipment are in a location that is easily identifiable by our friend who is going to oversee the process and to avoid having those things which are to remain in the house/find a new home winding up in a shipping container.
And packing suitcases since we fly tomorrow. Since nothing goes out before Jan it is unlikely to get to California before I leave mid-Feb so anything I need for California, the meetings I have in March and the land exploration in Nepal, Butan, NZ and Australia are all going to have to be going with me now/later.
Did I mention the two backpacks of cameras and lenses? How about the extra laptop? Or the netbook that allows me to deal with the website I am phasing out. Or yarn? Can’t leave without at least some yarn because I just might not have enough in storage in the US…..( beach front in Idaho anyone?)
Had a couple of fellow knitters drop by this evening which means that some yarn, a box of Handwoverns&SSDs along with any remaining fleece has already found a home.
The German/American Women’s Club will take any/all clothes (for the refuges) as well as probably paperbacks for their next flea market. Same friend as mentioned above is also going to help with making sure that promised items connect with the right people.
I know that somethings are going to get lost/misplaced/forgotten/put in the wrong pile. But I am so tired right now that I am increasing the likelihood this is going to happen so it is time to get some sleep. We catch the Lufthansa shuttle to the airport at 0530 tomorrow morning. It is a bit earlier than the train but avoids the whole issue of hauling luggage through the train station and most of the terminal.
Expect that my next update will come from Berkeley