Yesterday I checked out of my business life. I gave all of my stuff - like laptop, cables, phone, credit card, batch etc. to my colleague, signed a piece of paper and walked out of the building. A very strange feeling. Happy, because it felt like I was literally walking into a new life and sad as I had to leave all of my working buddies.
|I'd rather want to be doing something like this now. Pic was taken on our old boat in Florida!|
BUT... here we go. A long list of todo's is waiting for me until Stefanie joins me in working off that list in two weeks. Everyone who is thinking that I am now living the life of a daydreamer is wrong. Here is what I am working on as of today:
- We sold our car (yeahhh). Organizing all the papers, contracts, insurance... is more work than I thought. Also, what are we going to do without a car? Which leads to the next topic:
- Driving around to buy moving boxes, paint (for the apartment), and other random stuff that we can't carry without a car
- Organizing our fare-well party. We now arranged for three evenings to host a total of 140 people at our favorite Italian Osteria dowtown Munich
- Banking, Insurances: Setting up our cruising bank account, canceling random insurances, signing up for new ones (our cruising health insurance)
- Starting to pack more boxes to be ready to move stuff at the beginning of March
- Picking up our new Dinghy, which is still at the dealers around 150 km away from here
- Buying an outboard engine. I still don't know where and which model
- See the doctor's for more vaccination shots
- Order more stuff for the boat. Well, we pretty much worked off the list now but still need to buy an anchor chain, two more anchors, mooring lines, rigging stuff, fenders, paint, antifouling....
- Work out a plan of how to move the whole stuff to the boat (without having our own car anymore).
I am pretty sure I forgot something, but as you see... this whole project is keeping us very busy until the last day. And off I go to buy the moving boxes at our local DYI market. /k.