Wednesday is departure day for me and the cats and it seems like there are too many details to be taken care of before I go. DH will remain here, now, until mid-November, so I'll be on my own in Australia the first three weeks, except for twice weekly drives to visit the cats in quarantine west of Sydney on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This should give me a lot of practice in left-hand side of the road driving, since the quarantine facility is about an hour and a half from where we live, I think.
Today I'm putting together a parcel to mail to Australia so I won't have to check any luggage: a couple of favorite kitchen knives that we've been using at the condo, a brand-new rotary cutter and some sewing notions, odds and ends that somehow didn't make it into the container.
Trying to wrap up bills and banking and address changes has been sort of crazy. I think I've taken care of an address change only to discover that some part of some computer system still hasn't gotten the message...annoying!
Monday the cats have their final de-ticking and de-worming procedures and a final medical check. Unfortunately, a few of them have caught another cold at the boarding facility where they are staying, so ALL of them are now on antibiotics twice a day until they leave on Wednesday. As if the move itself weren't traumatic enough, the poor guys have now had two bouts of illness since they left their idyllic home in Novato three months ago. Combination of stress and exposure to the germs of a lot of other cats, I guess. I hope they do well at the quarantine facility...they have to remain there until December 17, I think.
So, I'll try to post again before I leave, but if not, catch you all on the other side of the pond in a week or so...