• Blog,  Expat Life

    How to Ship Your Belongings Overseas

    Our boxes have arrived! All 63 of them… Yes, we packed WAY too much. The kitchen stuff alone was 42 boxes. No, we didn’t bring our own stove and refrigerator, but Tom is a self-made chef, so he has plenty of “toys.” We shipped a cryovac machine, 22 cutting boards (I don’t know why we need that many), the Vitamix (that’s for me), mixer, food processor, 2 crockpots, special pots, pans, ceramic cookware, and even an espresso machine. When I moved to the Dominican Republic, I had 3 suitcases and 2 dogs. That was a much easier move. Couldn’t we get that stuff down here? Yes, of course we could,…

  • Blog,  Expat Life

    Leaving to Start a New Journey

    Our new journey begins today! This is us 10 minutes before we left for the airport. We look exhausted and frazzled, we know, but we were ready to celebrate! Champagne has never tasted so good! We were still cleaning, painting and vacuuming our now empty house up until the minute we left. We finished moving the last of our furniture, our king size mattress, out into the driveway. One of our garage sale attendees was going to pick it up and give to another family who lost everything in a house fire. The last 3 months of packing, sorting and garage sales while still working 60-70 work weeks were exhausting…

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