Expatriate Owl

A politically-incorrect perspective that does not necessarily tow the party line, on various matters including but not limited to taxation, academia, government and religion.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Prepping for the move






The closing on the house was this morning.  We have 5 days to vacate and totally quit the premises; not too daunting of a task because about 95% of our possessions that didn't go out in the downsizing have already been boxed up by a professional overseas mover, and are about to begin their journey overseas.  The remaining items are (A) being moved to my sister-in-law's place; (B) given to the new owners of the house (garden tools, an extension ladder, a Craftsman table saw, a shop vacuum cleaner, and the gas grill and backyard picnic table); or (C) trashed.  I expect the bulk of this to be done tomorrow.

And then, we will be legally homeless, but living in the comfortable home of my wife's sister and brother-in-law.  This works out quite well for all concerned because they are traveling to Atlanta for my brother-in-law's grandnephew's bar mitzvah, and are pleased to not have the house vacant, and to not have to put their cairn terrier (who is friendly and well-disciplined) in a boarding kennel for the week.

And I do have a number of appointments to keep in the coming weeks.  Some of them are actually closer to my wife's sister's place than our soon-to-be former home.

The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer will be upon us tonight.  Perhaps my wife and I will find a few minutes, and a little bit of enerty, to attend the celebration at our shul.  Wishing all a happy one!


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