Friday, March 1 was Emily and my last days at our respective jobs. We’re flying out April 9th, which gives us only five weeks to prepare and we have a long list of things to do. We’re two weeks in. Let’s recap what we’ve accomplished:
- Interviewed listing agents for selling our San Mateo condo and signed with one. This was stressful and not something Emily or I enjoyed.
- Researched and bought a laptop for me.
- Ordered new glasses for me.
- Returned some library books and checked out others.
- Gave away lots of baby things that we no longer need.
- Sold our bed frame. Emily has never liked it and it’s a good time to replace it.
- Took our 2003 Toyota Corolla in for a recall service. This car has had 10 recalls, four of them are for airbags, and it only has two airbags.
- Bought our plane tickets.
- Wrote my last newsletter for our homeowners association (I was appointed to the board last year after the previous Secretary moved away).
- Organized my homeowners association notes and handed off responsibilities to my replacement.
- Did our taxes.
- Mailed in a form to request a refund for money on one of our Clipper cards.
- Straightened out some pre-tax transit funds shenanigans.
- Went running (four times!)
- Went climbing (twice!, though I climb once a week anyway, so nothing new here).
- Averaged more than 7 hours of sleep a night.
One observation: Our kids are in daycare during the day and Emily and I initially felt weird being at home and not being responsible for them. We can do whatever we want without worrying about saddling the other person with kid duty.