Moving Madness!!

We’re still in Germany, but not for long! After an uncomfortably prolonged delay, Brandon finally received orders to FT Leavenworth, KS, at the beginning of May with a report date no later than July 27th. We jumped into action, and by the end of the month, our household goods and vehicles were on their way to the United States.

One last look at my car before it is shipped.

The basement all packed up at the end of Packing Day 1 (out of 2).

Loading my hutch into the crate.

There are so many things that I want to blog about, including the complexities of moving overseas, our last two major trips (Memorial Day Weekend in Norway and another 12-Night Mediterranean Cruise at the beginning of June) and our last impressions of Germany, but I am going to have to tackle those topics a little at a time over the next few weeks. Most of my days are still consumed by cleaning and sorting, and cleaning and sorting some more, so we will be ready to move out of our house on Friday. It is amazing to me all the little decisions that need to be made about what goes in what shipment, what gets packed in suitcases, what gets sold, what gets given away, and what just gets trashed!

We have mixed emotions about leaving Germany, but in honor of Independence Day tomorrow, here are some of the things that we are looking forward to about being back in the U.S.A. (in no particular order):

  • Window screens
  • An attached garage
  • Central air conditioning
  • Being able to get gas at any gas station and pay at the pump
  • Using credit cards without a foreign transaction fee (and having Discover accepted)
  • Asking questions in English and being able to read all signs
  • Having most stores open on Sundays, if not 24/7
  • Being able to mow the lawn on Sundays and holidays
  • Target stores
  • Fast Internet
  • Nebraska football games
  • Being close to family & friends!

Happy 4th of July!!

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