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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

D -28

Only 28 days till we fly out, pick up our hire car and drive down to Eugene to settle into our rented apartment.

My wife has stopped working so we have some time together to finish the last few bits of clearing and packing, and have a short break in Dublin to get away from things for a while.

I'm now thinking everytime I go shopping that it might be my box of teabags, jar of Marmite or packet of Digestive Biscuits that I buy in the UK. Of course I can get all those things in the US at a price, but it won't be quite the same. We're also organising a few things to ease our arrival, like a US laptop and cell phones, which we're ordering online and timing to hopefully be there when we arrive.

We're also anticipating a necessary but delightful shopping spree in the US, getting the necessaries for apartment comfort, and filling a proper freezer for the first time. We've never had the luxury of buying in bulk, so shops like Winco and Costco will be getting our business soon.

Our house in London is now officially taking viewings, and should appear on our estate Agent's website in the next day or two. There's so little left in it that all the rooms appear very spacious, and we're hoping for lots of interest in the next month.


  1. It sounds like you will be in town in time for Holiday Market at the Fairgrounds. It's run by the Saturday Market people but is indoors with lots of local crafts. There are Farmers Markets also which can have good prices on fresh vegetables. I'm afraid you've missed the Playmobil sale at Eugene Toy and Hobby, they have 20% off sales in early October and early November. When you get in town be sure to get onto their mailing list. They send coupons that get you an extra 5% off on top of the 20%.
    Tim aka Tiermann of Animobil

  2. Thanks Tim! I'll tell my wife about the Holiday Market, she'll really enjoy that.

    Shame about missing the Eugene T&H sale, probably just as well as I have a ton of Playmobil we're shipping across to deal with already.