Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Moving Is Hard To Do

As most of you readers know, I am a bit of a perfectionist, have a tad case of OCD and suffer from procrastination...not a great combination...haha.

So since we are moving to Hawaii next month, I have had my hands full in so many ways. Fortunately, I have not let the procrastination take over but I think if I could be less of a perfectionist my life would be simpler.

This is a list of the things I have thus far accomplished for this move...there are still quite a few left but at least I am making headway.
  • Handed over my two board positions with OIWC
  • Updated and reprinted our household inventory sheets
  • Organized a ton of paperwork required for moving from one country to the next
  • Got all the paperwork, bloodtests and money sent to Hawaii for importation of our cat Chase
  • Made flight arrangements
  • Made two shipment arrangements
  • Gave notice at our housing agency
  • Purged, purged and more purging
  • Sold, or gave away furniture, books, toys, decor and other accessories
  • Prepared paperwork to ship our vehicle to Hawaii
  • Contacted utilities for shut off and return of modems and accessories
  • Created the "BIG MOVE BOOK"
  • Started house hunting online
  • Had all doctors and dentist appointments so as not to need to worry after move
  • Cleaned up, reloaded and maintained giftstore computer
  • Weedwacked backyard
  • Sold friend's truck
  • Found another friend a satellite dish for cheap
  • Organized all items left in house for two shipments
  • Found home for all plants, and fish
  • Had premove inspection done
  • Chased out 4 geckos
  • Made hotel reservations for our time left here after we have vacated our beautiful home
Things that are still left to be done:
  • Shipment appts
  • Borrowed furniture pickup
  • Appt with utilities for internet and phone disconnect
  • Purging, purging and more purging
  • Yardwork
  • Pond cleanup
  • Patio furniture cleanup
  • Final organization of items for two shipments so that nothing gets mixed up
  • Laundry
  • Packing
  • Car washing and selling
  • Hand off of 4 board positions with another NPO
  • July month end for giftstore
  • Finish database build on store computer
  • Repair of friend's computer
  • Repair of friend's external harddrive
  • Forest Adventure Park
  • Several mandatory meetings and events
  • Cat and carrier check at airport before date of flight
  • Cat health certificate
  • Flight to Hawaii
  • Rental of car
  • Cleaning
  • Hotel reservations in Hawaii
  • Return flight to mainland USA to ship vehicle to Hawaii in October
  • House hunting in Hawaii
  • Saying goodbye to my great friends that are still left here on this beautiful island
Not so much, huh?


Three Years Ago on In My Words when we were just moving here...Moving Day

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