In one week I'll be leaving for Paris.
So why am I spending time at this computer now? Well, I've been planning this trip for about 9 months already, so I have some stuff done. I need to organize my last days so I don't forget anything important so I made a list this morning.
Here it is:
THINGS TO DO BEFORE NEXT MONDAY
_Get the house ready to leave; Clean and put away most of our stuff; clear out the drawers and closet in one guest room for Sarah, our house-sitter. Make a list of things I think Sarah will need to know. Have Sarah over for a house orientation tour.
_Start packing a suitcase with fall clothes. I made a list a while back, but may have to revise it, when I see how much will fit in the suitcase. One good thing we will be there for only one season—the fall. So that makes packing a bit easier. Mostly sweaters, jeans, pants, a couple skirts, a dress, raincoat and jacket, scarves. The French wear scarves all the time, so I need more than one.
_Start piling up books, maps, CDs, etc, that we want to take.
_Shop for a few items that I still need.
_Stock up on some toiletries and over the counter medicines. I’ve decided it will be easier to take some of those things with me, than to try to find equivalents over there. Some things we will just buy when we get there, of course.
_Do two tours at Glensheen (Monday and Thursday mornings). Since I am going to be gone for three months, I decided not to take an extra week off, so will do my tours this week. There is also an end of the summer party Thursday for volunteers that I hope to attend.
_Decide which purse(s) to take and get them ready. I’m carrying on an overnight bag on wheels in which I’ll put my laptop, my knitting bag, books, puzzles, etc. for the journey.
_Get my hair cut. Thursday 1:00.
_Try to get to Yarn Harbor Tuesday. Decide whether or not to bring some yarn with me. Pack knitting needles. A few paint brushes, just in case.
_Transfer data from this computer to my laptop. Make sure I can access the password sites that I want to from the laptop. I’ve already done a soft-ware check and I think I have what I need on it.
Well that's my list so far. I can add to it if I think of more things.
I've already gotten started on some of it.
I did my first tour at Glensheen-so just have one more to go. I am a volunteer tour guide at Glensheen a historic housee/museum near where I live in Duluth, MN.
And I have a suitcase packed. See....
For someone who likes pictures a lot, this post is remakably free of them. If you want pictures see the links at right. I will post more pictures in the future. Check back soon.