The days are going so fast now! Didn’t we only just book flights? 24 days. 24 days until we see each other again, or 3 weeks and 1 day until he boards his plane. There are just three weekends to go, or 18 work days! Or in the case of Johan, only 14 school days! And then, 71 days until I make the move. It still doesn’t feel real.
We’ve both been keeping busy, and haven’t had a lot of time to dwell on it or really get too excited I don’t think. Johan’s been so busy trying to finish off music assignments and projects and practise work that he’s barely thought about it I don’t think – and I’m sure he’s going to love it over here with all of our sun and no snow. Ha, we’re starting to enter winter over here as Sweden heads towards summer, and still the daytime temperatures Haparanda is getting are about what you would expect of our nighttime temperatures in midwinter, or less!
He’s also managed to do a test packing of all of his belongings for coming out here, and his luggage weight came in at 10.1kg out of the 10kg I had estimated for him, so I was very pleased about that! It seems my planning and OCD and frantic organising has been right on target to meet our 74kg allowance and 20kg posted. The only thing I’ve got to worry about now is finding the right postage box that’s big enough for what I need it for without exceeding the 140cm girth limit!
My cat, Shadow, has had her two vaccination shots and is booked with JetPets to come out and see her and drop off her travel crate just after Johan arrives. To my surprise, she seems perfectly comfortable in the cat harness I got for her (yellow for Hufflepuff!) though I think it’ll be a different story when she’s hiding in boxes and amongst furniture after a long flight. I’ve told her it’s nothing to be scared of, but I’m not sure she’ll listen to me when the time comes, so I’ve just had to promise lots of cuddles and treats instead!
The big thing I’ve been trying to focus on lately is trying to finish off last minute crafts for our Etsy store that I’d already half started, sell everything that remains in our store, and all the other bits and pieces of books and things I don’t want. Feel free to check out and share our Etsy store, we’d love the support!
The other thing is simply trying to decide what to show and do with Johan in the 6 weeks that he’s here, and hoping that all of our packing works out perfectly! So very very close now. And then we’ll both get to worry about job searching and house/apartment hunting again! We found a house we really loved the other day, but alas, I think that dream may have to wait. Johan’s Dad and step-mum have kindly allowed us to stay with them for the short-term, and it’ll be great to see them and Johan’s younger half sisters again, but I can’t wait to have our own space either with our hobby rooms and collections on display. Oh, and my Swedish is coming along well! Sort of. Well, the written a lot more than the spoken or listening, but it’s a start, as long as I don’t get tooo embarrassed or self conscious to speak it! XD
I expect you’ll hear from us again very soon!