Saturday 18 August 2012

To do list - 18 August

The list keeps growing and the time keeps disappearing.  When I looked at my diary the other day we had five weeks left til we go and in that time I had just 2 days with nobody to catch up with or no work.  It doesn't leave a lot of time to work on getting my list jobs done!

This is my update for this week :

Buy a cheaper house - done
Sorting and packing up belongings for garage sale - done
Apply for Elly's Finnish passport- done
Sell our house - done
Arrange insurance for stored belongings - done
Open a UK bank account - done
Send remaining chickens to their new home- done
Suspend private health insurance - to be done the last couple of weeks
Arrange for our mail to be dealt with at home - done (thanks to J&J)
Arrange for mail in the UK - that would be Lynne
Book airfares - done
Ship belongings to UK - done
Rent out our new house - done
Arrange for someone to have the pot plants- done
Pack up our belongings and store- done
Sell Elly’s car (Mick's truck to be left at workshop) - done (my mum is buying it)
Get chip in car windscreen repaired - 
Get roadworthy for car - 
Complete car transfer paperwork - 
Book accomodation in UK - done
Book hire car in UK - job for next week
Transfer money to UK account - done
Work out what to do with our mobile phone numbers - done
Buy a caravan for temporary home - done
Set up bathroom for temporary home - done
Correspondence to arrive by email rather than post where possible - done
Return all borrowed items to their rightful owners - done
Type up list of stored belongings by box number - 80% complete
Cancel Mick's GST registration - done
Do our 2012 tax returns - in progress
Do tax returns for my mum and her partner - done
Do tax returns for my brother and sister in law - in progress
Set up my laptop with software to work from UK - 80% complete
Change bills and bank statements to come by email where possible - done
Partition off area in shed to be rented out for storage - done
Find tenant for shed storage area - the ad is in the paper
Make sure all our favourite recipes are on my blog - in progress
Catch up with friends and family before we go - in progress
Go to New Zealand to see Mick's mum before we go - booked
Pack away the last of the belongings we're still using - last job
Make a list of what we need to buy on arrival in UK - done
Pack our suitcases - not yet
Buy a narrowboat - done, yes it is!
Boat survey - done
Boat insurance - done 
Pay for narrowboat - done 
Arrange for boat blacking - done
Book into a marina for Winter - done 
Book hotel at airport for arrival - done
Book hire car -
Visit Mick's Mum in New Zealand - booked for next Friday
Book NZ hotels -
Book NZ hire car -
Make optometrist appointment for Mick -

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