Yesterday Mayflower’s Matt and Miguel showed up and packed the household goods we are shipping to Mérida. One crate, about 210 cubic feet of our lives, is on the way. We are using Strom White to ship the goods, and Mayflower will deliver the lift-van (big crate) to Strom White’s warehouse in Laredo. Their customs broker will get it across the border and it should arrive within a few weeks.
The schedule for the next 8 days includes:
Shipping a few small things to relatives in the USA
Getting our cat examined and certified for international travel
Moving the rest of our furniture to a sister-n-law’s house. Some of it will go to our nephew and his wife who have just bought their first home and some will stay with Laurie
Get togethers with friends and former colleagues on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Packing our suitcases, spending a couple of nights with friends and heading to the airport
So far we have accomplished all we have set out to do since deciding to sell our house this past May. It has been hard work. Stay tuned for stories of our accomplishments, frustrations, triumphs and setbacks as we continue along the path to being successful (or not) transplants in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.