Just got butterflies when I typed that heading. And then I realised it was only actually 9!
Yesterday, I picked up my passport, featuring my shiny new American Working Visa. And guess what, it’s valid for – wait for it – five years. Five years! I really can’t believe I have pulled this off to such an enormous extent. Amazed and grateful and just damn excited!
But I still haven’t sold my car. The calls have dried up. Not one of the interested parties showed up to see it in the end. Frustrating much?! I still have a joker up my sleeve though. A girl I know who is o/s and returning this weekend claims to be ‘very seriously interested’. Let’s just hope she’s my Audi’s next ‘one’ as in love of life 😉
Only two sleeps now until the big farewell/FFF party. I am so, so excited. It’s like the wedding I never had. I mean haven’t had yet.
Off to the check the Vail 10 day snow report now. Byeeee.
Yesterday was amazeballs! Got 3 calls about my car….it’s not sold yet but it’s a start. Then I managed to get an unexpected bonus at work. Result! Guess it’s only fair that I have to do some serious work before I leave then 😉
And, they also finally announced that I’m leaving. Feels so good to be able to talk about it. And only 9 more days of work now too.
Today is all about party organisation. Just sorted out the food. Next up is the ipod playlist. Jobs, jobs, jobs.
Wow, wow, wow, did not realise how elated I would feel as I exited the interview, following the words ‘congratulations, your Visa is approved’. Woopeeeeeee!!!!!!
In other news, work STILL hasn’t announced my departure. Driving me batty. And I leave in two weeks today. Aside from that, they have briefed me on a huge and important project that has to be done prior to my departure. Rude. Well not rude but how about my farewell lunching plan?!
Have also listed my beautiful car for sale and had not one single call. Boohoo. It’s been 3 days so I dropped the price by $1k today. Will see how I go over the next 24 hours……and will just have to keep dropping it I guess. Keep telling myself ‘it’s only money after all’.
Now, I seriously need to get on to organising my party, which has all of a sudden become rather urgent.
I am going to be in serious need of a detox when I land stateside at the rate I’m going. Friday and Saturday lunches both ended past midnight. Ouch. Not much action on the training front, I am feeling revolting. Had lots of fun though!
2 weeks and 4 days left of work here. And guess what they STILL haven’t announced it. Like so annoying right now. Mind you everybody seems to know just the same. It’s going to look even more obvious when a girl arrives tomorrow to share my office with. Just saying.
I’ve waved off the removalists and reduced my locally located worldly goods to a couple of suitcases. Serious stuff. Really serious stuff.
Just in case you’re wondering, I’m leaving here in 3 weeks tomorrow.
Now……….on to the serious business of selling my car, planning my farewell party and organising my trip to Vail 😉
It’s 10pm. The removalists arrive at 7.30am tomorrow…..and I’m nowhere near done with the packing. As in for the next four weeks style (thank the lord I don’t have to do more than that!). The house also still filled with food and liquids – which aren’t allowed to come with. The washing machine and dryer have done oh I don’t know, maybe 6 rounds tonight. Of course I also have to get up at 5.45am as I’m riding with a friend at 6am. Oh well thems the breaks.
On the bright side I did wave farewell to 5 garbage bags filled with clothes (and bags and shoes). Seems it took until my 3rd crack at the job for me to get serious about it. Doneski. Then again I have a further 2 bags out with a friend who was having a market stall so they could boomerang back still. More ebay work for me?!
The thing that is stressing me most about this packing is that I wont see anything I don’t remember for four weeks. Which means it’s super important I don’t forget anything. Anyway, enough chat now, I’ve had my 5 min break. Need to get this show back on the road!
Means little time for blog updates. I can quickly tell you this though. I am all over the to do list and even ahead of the timeline on some projects (if you call buying a new dress an important project – which I do).
Tomorrow the removalists arrive. The next day it’s bye bye home sweet home, hello 9 year olds bedroom and single bed and living out of suitcase.
But hey, on the flip side, how exciting is all this! And to add to my excitement we’ve now sorted out Vail as our snow destination of choice for the loooong weekend on my way over. I shall be departing Sydney on the 6th of April, spending 4 nights in the alps then on the 10th of April touching down in NYC. Chilli will follow 2 days later. I’m pretty please I’ve got a full week of settling in before work starts.
Now, it’s time to get back to work….I mean organising my move…..next stop Doctors for a blood test – fun!