Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Preparing to GO!!

It's the final 2 weeks before I start my new adventure. I have the contract, I have the ministry permission to teach there, I have my degree originals ready to pack, I have the 20+ passport pictures for documents there, I have the visa and I have WAY too many things to pack!! My new school doesn't offer shipping, so I have to pack what I want in suitcases. Thank goodness that my parents are gracious enough to store my furniture and books for me. It makes a big difference. So now I have to find a way to fit all my worldly goods that I want to take with me into 4 suitcases and 1 carry-on. I know about rolling the stuff and I know about vacuum seal bags... but I gotta make sure they aren't overweight because that is an additional $100 on top of the $225 for the extra 2 bags. As it is, it will cost me $450 to get those 2 bags over there and I only get reimbursed for $300 so... *sigh* decisions, decisions. Just when you thought that being an international teacher was all about fun and games!! ;) I love what I do though and would recommend it to anyone!


AprilMay said...

Woohoo! Onward and upward! I am so excited for you and I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures!

Tassie Rachel said...

Just be grateful you don't live in Australia. Qantas has just increased its excess baggage rates. One 23kg suitcase for free and after that $875 per bag, so your 4 bags would be costing me over $2500!!!!