27 November 2012

Leaving on a jet plane...

Once again the Blades family are on the move, next stop Alaska.

Packing up started on Saturday 17th November when we managed to get rid of our trees from the balcony.  We talked with the guard and he said just bring them down so we did about 11am.  By 5pm when we went out for dinner the trees had gone.   We think that one of the other apartments in the building took them but whoever did we are thankful as there was no way they would be able to travel with us.

The next big thing was sorting out the cats.  Since we failed to realise that it  was thanksgiving (hence kennels had apparently been booked since July!) when we wanted to originally ship the cats we have had to fall back to our tertiary plan.  The cats are currently staying at Animalunos where we got Susan from.  On the 11th December Lucia will ship the cats via air freight to us in Anchorage.

Friday, Schlumberger took the furniture which we had chosen not to buy from them, this did leave us with the situation where we once again had no furniture or Fridge and Freezer, washing machine, dryer, bed well you get the idea, it also upset Fiona her biggest issue was that we wouldn't be able to have omelette in the morning as there was no refrigerator, real first world problems :)

We managed to get by the weekend without to many major problems.  Friday night was spent at a thanksgiving/leaving do with our friends here in Colombia hosted by the fantastic Audra and Gary Webber.
Saturday we went out for Breakfast and started the endless task of sorting things out in our apartment.  Sunday we took our final trip to Usaquen where we (by that I mean Amanda) negotiated a favourable discount on two paintings.

new pictures
Monday was the day of the packing, the packers turned up at 8:30 and finally left at 17:00 after packing all our belongings.   Fiona so far has been fairly quiet although she has mentioned that the men came to pack up her toys.... we may have problems in the not to distant future since we were informed that the shipping of our items could take anywhere from 4 weeks to 4 months.

Some of the 60 boxes of things

Tuesday our final day in Colombia, we handed over the flat very easily.  It seemed they were impressed with the condition we had left it in so well done us. :)

Empty Flat

So this is my last post from Colombia now the next chapter of our lives begins so long weather like this and hello to this.  
Bogota Weather
Anchorage Weather

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