Monday, February 05, 2007

My last day of work was Friday. Well, actually I took a sick day Friday so my last day was Thursday. I've been getting up every morning, as if I were going to work, to pack. Today I packed the bar glassware, oil paintings, miscellaneous chach-kas (sp?) and family photo's. Oh my gosh, when this is all over I never want to see bubble wrap again! Diane went to a packing store and got 2 huge rolls of the stuff. And on we go . . .

Diane has been on the phone getting our services turned on at our home in Canada. Trash pick up, recyclables and getting our letters of no-recall on our vehicles. The dogs have received their health certificates from our Vet and the U.S.D.A. Luckily our Vet is a U.S.D.A. certified Vet. We have received our certified copies of our driving records (required).

Tomorrow, I have plans for garment boxes, more dish packs and table lamps. I have an inventory for all our items on an Excel spreadsheet, complete with dollar value (required) and digital pictures (not required but I hope appreciated). We will have a complete inventory down to photos of all our possessions. Each box is tagged with corresponding stickers listing box number, contents with dollar value and digital pictures. The accountant in me is really enjoying the inventory diary of our fixed assets.

Let's see, we have 3 weeks and counting or as the soon to be Canadian in me says, 21 sleeps!

3 comments:

West End Bound said...

Wow!

Can we enlist your services when we actually make the big move?? Sounds like there is a picture of you in Webster's under the word "organized"!

You are making me envious . . . Sure hope we get to the point of packing up our "stuff" for the move.

What's this letters of no-recall on our vehicles? Have not heard of that. I was just talking out loud to "drf" this morning: Since we will have to maintain our Florida home due to the slow market for a while, is it required to import the car into Canada at landing? Just curious - somehow I don't think you have to do it at landing . . .

Canada Calling said...

You have to have a letter from the manufacturer of your vehicle(i.e. GMC)stating there are no vehicle recalls from the manufacturer. My vehicle is 10 years old and they still require it! Dianes is only a couple of years old. We have received conflicting information on the necessity of this. Depends on who you get in a Customs Officer when you cross the border. Better safe than sorry:)

I don't know if a vehicle can be considered "goods to follow". I will check with Diane and have her email you.

West End Bound said...

Thanks for your info . . .

Hope the packing is not going too badly!

The end goal will be worth it.