Wednesday 29 August 2012

To do list - 29 Aug

Less than three more weeks.  I simply have to finish our tax for his year and get next year's paperwork in order!!  I've made good progress today on the multitude of phone calls to be made.  I've also freed up a couple of days by making a group get-together in Melbourne.  I now have this weekend free to finish my box labelling of our stored stuff.  First weekend in ages that I can stay home and get stuff done.  I'm looking forward to it.

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 - done
Arrange for our mail to be dealt with at home - done (thanks to J&J)
Order new key for mailbox - done
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 - done (my mum is buying it)
Get chips in car windscreen repaired - done
Get roadworthy for car - done
Complete car transfer paperwork - done
Book accomodation in UK - done
Transfer money to UK account - done
Work out what to do with our mobile phone numbers - done
Change mobiles to prepaid - 
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 - done
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 - done
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 UK hire car -
Book NZ hotels - done
Book NZ hire car - done
Make optometrist appointment for Mick - done
Ring HSBC to update address and sort out internet banking - done
Ring real estate agent to complete paperwork in case tenants move out while we're away (thanks Clive and Marie) -  done
Book table for 9th Sept catchup with Melbourne friends - done
Arrange dinner with our favourite neighbours - 
Arrange dinner with our Bendigo friends - 
Take Mick's truck to be cared for while we're away -
Backup all documents and photos onto a portable hard drive -

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