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.