May's banner is dedicated to the beginning of beginning a new beginning. "Come again," you say?
It's been almost 6 months since we knew about our move to Luasanne, Switerzland. And funny enough, we were informed the entire process would take only as long as 12 weeks. It's been about 12 weeks longer than the 12 week expectation and we've only just begun. But we don't want to jump the gun again. We can only commit to saying that we're beginning to begin the big move.
We received federal approval of our Visas and are waiting for the consulate to approve and provide it. As we count down the days for that to finalize, the relocation company has begun the process of relocation. But we aren't moving yet. Don't worry Internet, when I know, you'll be the third to know. There's a whole bunch more stuff to do. Finding a place to live is the priority and that hasn't happened. In fact, we haven't even scheduled the beginning process for that. Oddly though, the shipping vendor has contacted me and requested all my information, including what I'm packing, passport information and our final destination. Hmm... In addition our "cultural tutor" has contacted us to set us up a 2-day educational program on Swiss culture before we move. Well thank dog! At least we know we'll be able to spot the differences between Swiss and American cheese and Nestle and Lindt chocolate.
And through all of this, I am researching pet relocation vendors to assist me in the daunting process of importing my beloved ant farm and gold fish.
What made you guys decide to move there? Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you.
Ant farm? Phooey! I expect first class tickets for Juno and Loki and a gift basket upon arrival.
Wowser. That all sounds very daunting to me, but it also sounds like you are all up to it.
Woooos! Are there quarantine issues in that country? Mum was going to take a job in Australia, but it turns out they have a 6 MONTH quarantine fur us dogs and kitties. She could not do that to us... I hope all goes well in your move.
-Kira The BeaWootiful
I think I can help with this endeavor. The Swiss cheese is the one with the holes in it. NOTE: Poking holes in American cheese does not make it Swiss.
Dennis is so smart and helpful. Mom says Lindt chocolate is soooooooo much better than that other stuff.
Hope all goes smoothly this time and the ants and fish survive the move:)
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
I wonder if the khraving for BMD will be supplanted by a khraving fur another kind of BMD
I wonder how Swiss chokholate and ants go together...
I'd move just for the chocolate! I hope it all goes smoothly for you!
Loki and Juno are fully expecting reclining seats and lots of canine movies for the flight over. Don't disappoint.
Flying Pet Airlines by any chance? 🙂
Gosh, what a palaver! I can't believe how much hassle it is - I sometimes think there's a conspiracy with relocation agents and they make it all so difficult so that you have to pay the agents for their services!
And "culture tutor"??!! Hee! Hee! first time I've ever heard of that!!!!!
It sounds like you have your hands full. It was pretty annoying when we moved from Texas to Seattle. Eventually we refused to jump in the car and Dad had to lift us. Texas to Seattle isn't nearly as far as CA to Switzerland!