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Random Amusing Challenge and Fellow Bloggers to Check Out

7. February 2009

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My good friend Glenda, who blogs at PaperScissorsRock, tagged me for a Random Amusing Challenge this week. Works well for me as finding time to write this week is challenging because we are moving on Saturday after a whirlwind three weeks of closing the sale of our home, finding a place to live, and packing, packing, packing. The […]

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21 Days…Ready, Set, Move!

24. January 2009

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Well, we finalized a deal on our home on Thursday and agreed to some crazy short timelines on the closing.  21 days…that’s how long we have to find a place to live, pack up all our stuff, and move. Yep, that’s right, we don’t have a place to move to yet.  Luckily, J and I […]

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Insuring A Good Time

17. January 2009

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I have read of travelers heading out without travel insurance. They say that medical care is cheap in foreign lands. They say that should anything happen to them they would get themselves back home and rely on the requirement of their local hospitals to help them. I say they are being naive, short-sighted, and irresponsible. Are […]

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Start the Countdown!!

3. January 2009

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5 months!!  Did you hear me?  I said 5, count them…five months until we take our first Giant Step! One, two, three, four, five…does that sound like very many to you? It doesn’t to me! Of course, we’ve been counting down since we first made this decision in April 2008, and you’ve been counting down […]

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Eating Around The World

20. December 2008

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When Jason and I first met 10 years ago he was working in the restaurant service industry (yes, that’s a fancy way of saying he was a waiter) and knew lots about food. I had always enjoyed going out for dinner and during our courtship we spent plenty of time in some of the best […]

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The Dreaded Lurgy

13. December 2008

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The Dreaded Lurgy

It’s time to look at all the vaccinations and illness avoidness techniques that we will need while we’re away. As we are traveling primarily in disease endemic areas, there are plenty of vaccinations, medications and precautions that we will have to have in order to ensure that we don’t catch some dreaded lurgy. This is […]

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Risky Business

6. December 2008

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Risky Business

  This week I was going to write about where we might be one year from now. Like I said here, one of the ways we stay motivated is to imagine where we’ll be this time next year. However, one year from now we will be in India and not long after that we’ll be […]

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Woot…Wooot…Holler!!!

27. November 2008

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Woot…Wooot…Holler!!!

We had an open house on the weekend that finally proved fruitful!!  We have accepted an offer on our condo.  It’s on condition of the sale of the buyers current condo, but we are optimistic that their place is well priced and in a desirable area of town (wait a minute…isn’t that what we said a little […]

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Staying Motivated

22. November 2008

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We’re just about 1/2 way from when we decided we would take this step, to actually leaving at the beginning of June 2009.  At first we were tentative and scared, wondering if we could, wondering if we should do this. Then we were secretive and excited as we planned and schemed a way to do […]

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One World….Three Ways

8. November 2008

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When it comes to planning a trip around the world, it seems you can do it one of three ways. We haven’t decided yet which, of the three, we will go with. Each has merits, downsides and comfort level. On the travel sites I’ve visited, and the travelogues I read, one method does not stand […]

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Engfranish Anyone?

1. November 2008

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Engfranish Anyone?

I love my spanish teacher.  I love learning spanish. I’m not sure I’m very good at it, as it seems to be taking a long time, but I am loving the process. I think I’m good at pronouncing the words, and I’m not bad at reading, but conjugating verbs and coming up with words is […]

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