Ok, so here is the latest news on the "Official Move Timeline"...
September 9 - Meeting at TMO to get the details on the movers and what we can and what we can not take with us. This is when it's going to get really busy around here. We've already donated a TON of stuff to Goodwill and we've tossed the rest that was, well...lets just say junk that even Goodwill wouldn't want. Even with all this we still have so much to go through and I'm *hoping* to get rid of a lot more of it.
September 21 - The movers will be here to pick up 1000 lbs of my "stuff". This shipment will take about 30 days to get to Germany which means it will be there waiting for us when we arrive. So it will consist of important items that we will want right away when we get there like our beds. That also means that anything we send in this shipment we will no longer have here. So for about 6 weeks we'll be sleeping on air beds. I think our 10 year old will love it because it will be like camping in the house, the rest of us....not so much in the excitement department. lol
September 28 to October 1- The movers will be back to pack the rest of our "stuff" for several day and then they will take it all away. This is when its really going to start sucking big time. This shipment will take 60-75 days to get to Germany so it will arrive just after we get there. Sound great because we should have a house by then and we will be ready to unpack. The part that sucks means that the rest of the stuff that we were using after our 1000 lbs left will now also be gone. We'll basically be living in a very empty house. My husband even suggested that we should just all "live" in the living room and that we only need to go upstairs to shower....sadly I was thinking the same thing. I mean we wont have a couch, so we'll need something to sleep on i.e. our air beds!
November 1 (approximately) - We leave for Germany!