It took a little bit longer than we thought, but it’s here, and all unpacked. All in all, it took about 6 weeks for us to get our UAB (that’s Unaccompanied Air Baggage for any newbies out there) in comparison to the 2 weeks it took to get it in London. It arrived in Bangkok about 3 weeks after we did, but it took awhile for the import permit to be processed and approved.
This was me on Wednesday:
The good news just poured…
First, we got notification that our HHE was in the near vicinity – aka not in the ocean. It is being delivered next Wednesday. WOOHOOO! Of course, M will be in DC for work when it arrives, but I am prepared to do battle with the delivery guys and make sure that they unpack everything this time. Side note – when our UAB arrived, they claimed it was not their responsibility to unpack anything. I knew they would try to say this based off of comments from others, but didn’t care at the time because I wanted to unpack everything myself, and there were only 4 boxes. With the HHE it’s different. I definitely do not want all 40 of the boxes left in our apartment for us to dispose of, and I have zero desire to unpack all of them myself. Dukes are up and ready.
Today marks three weeks for us in London. It’s weird that it’s been that long, but also that it hasn’t really been that long. M and I both agree that it feels like much more time than that, but in a good way.
It’s here. Finally. This is only part 1 of receiving our stuff, and it’s already like Christmas. Four boxes of assorted…stuff. The delivery guy actually asked me what was in one of the boxes (only to see how hard he could drop the box, I’m sure), and my response was, “Things. Lots of things.”
We’ve arrived in London! We got here Friday morning at around 6am London time. The flight was pretty pleasant. I slept for an hour or so, but M stayed awake the entire seven hours, watching movies. We found our embassy sponsor with pretty much no issue and headed to the flat (that still sounds weird), getting there around 9 or so after fighting through the infamous London traffic.