Monday, August 30, 2010

who knew

Who knew how much is involved in moving to another country! I sure didn't. We haven't even left yet (just a few more hours) and I'm already EXHAUSTED! I cannot wait to get on the plane and sleep the whole 10.5 hours there.

We received our flight info on Tuesday and haven't stopped moving since. Tuesday we (myself, Jason and one of my friends) went to the travel office to pick up and then change out flight schedule. They had us flying out of ATL on Monday and we did not want to make the drive back down there after spending just a few days in Cincinnati, so we paid an exorbitant amount of money for the convenience of flying out of Cincinnati. Then we made the 10 hour drive back to Cincinnati from Ft Benning. Wednesday was full of errands including buying some last minute necessities like a dog kennel. Thursday was spent visiting grandparents, dealing with Verizon and spending some time with my family. I decided Thursday it was not acceptable for me to leave without seeing my sister one last time, so I got a buddy pass for my friend (THANKS HOLLY!) and flew my sister home to see us. She was only in town from 8pm Friday until 6am Sunday, but it was worth every penny and every second of travel time! Friday I took some engagement photos for my brother and future sister-in-law =) Saturday was spent at our church with an open invitation to everyone we know to come by and say goodbye to us. It was much simpler than trying to drive all over seeing everyone individually. Sunday we left for Seattle where we had a 36 hour layover and now we're sitting at SeaTac waiting for our flight to Yokota AB.

We couldn't get a hold of our sponsor until Sunday, so that had me a bit panicked. I swear when I get to Japan I'm taking charge of this whole sponsor program and revamping it so that it actually functions like it's supposed to, even if I have to sponsor every single person that comes to Zama! I've heard nothing but horror stories about sponsors (does anyone have a positive story to tell?).

I have a ton more to share but I'm starting to get a headache so I'm going to rest my eyes for a bit before the flight. Next post will be from TOKYO =)


Expat Girl said...

Ahhhh good luck with the travelling, it will be over before you know it!

Nancy said...

good luck and have a safe flight!

Kara said...

You'll be fine! I get to make the flight by myself with 2 kids and a dog at the end of September! Not looking forward to it.

Fly The Friendly Skies said...

safe travels Jess! Cant wait to hear all your exciting stories from JAPAN! :)

JG said...

Wow! What a crazy time! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures! Safe travels :)