New Beginnings

Hey friends and family! Just a short intro to my new blog chronicling the travels of M & I as we start this adventure that is the U.S. Foreign Service. I’m going to attempt to keep you all updated on our inevitable craziness fairly regularly. We’ll see how that goes. 😉

We’re headed to London in just two short weeks. It’s really hard to believe. M is finishing up ConGen (aka Consular training), while I am at home attempting to not go insane while trying to plan what we now call “Wedding #2,” help with all the logistical stuff that goes with a move of this magnitude as much as I can, and prepare for the inevitable job search (yikes).

So next week is our pack out. For those who don’t know – that’s when the blessed movers come to pack all of our stuff. Luckily, we don’t have that much, but we still have a lot of work to do before they come. Yes – despite the fact that they pack for you, we still have to do prep work! My stuff is still in boxes from my move down to DC in May and needs to be unpacked, and M obviously has stuff all over the apartment. Because the apartment is already pretty messy and overcrowded, we’re waiting a bit to get started on sorting our stuff into piles. We’ve got:

1. HHE (Household Effects, which will get to us about a month after we arrive at post)
2. UAB (Unaccompanied Air Baggage – gets to London in hopefully a week), and
3. “Just straight up coming with us on the plane”

We now somewhat fondly refer to the apartment as “the disaster zone.” We move into the hotel next week as well, and then will be off on a plane to NYC, and finally London. Can’t wait.

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