An hour later, when they placed her in the crate and took her away, I fought back tears and said a silent prayer for her safe passage.
Preparation before the start of the journey
Over dinner, I couldn’t help but muse about the time when we first talked about doing something like this – it seems ages ago yet it has just been 5 months.
This past week has been quite eventful; two important steps, towards our trip, were taken – we booked our one-way (yeah, one-way) tickets to Bombay and were also sworn-in as US citizens.
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Madhu can walk to the Caltrain station everyday for work, which has reduced our dependence on 2 cars. Now we can sell one of them (the convertible) quickly
We spent the weekend selling stuff and packing the rest. Given the amount of things we had either trashed or placed in the garage for sale, we thought that we wouldn’t have much to pack
It’s been exactly 3 weeks since we accepted the offer on the house. The financing contingency was removed last week, which means that the sale is going through.
I had no clue that selling a house would involve so much work. Once the house was staged and cleaned, we had to ensure that it remained in that pristine condition even while we lived there.
We spent last weekend cleaning out our cabinets and closets, and moving some of our furniture to the garage. That gave our realtor enough space to ‘stage’ the home professionally.