Tuesday 4 September 2012

To do list again

We won't need this list for much longer.  We'll either get them all done or we'll just run out of time.

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
Order new key for mailbox - done
Arrange for mail in the UK - done
Book airfares - done
Rent out our new house - done
Arrange for someone to have the pot plants- done
Pack up our belongings and store - done
Ship belongings to UK - done 
Sell Elly’s car - done
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
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 - Mick's is done, mine almost  
Prepare paperwork and receipts for 2013 tax (will be due while we're away) - 
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 - done
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
Make a list of what we need to buy on arrival in UK - done
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 - done
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 in case tenants move out while we're away - done
Book table for 9th Sept catchup with Melbourne friends - done
Arrange dinner with our favourite neighbours - done
Arrange dinner with our Bendigo friends - 
Book helmsman's course -
Book engine maintenance course for Mick -
Change mobiles to prepaid -
Cancel internet -
Take Mick's truck to be cared for while we're away - 
Scan important documents - 
Backup all documents and photos onto a portable hard drive -
Give copy of important documents to my brother - 
Change address on HSBC UK account so we get a statement with a UK address -
Go through list of boxes shipped and work out what additional clothing we need to pack - done
Order some UK cash -
Arrange someone to receive World Vision correspondence (and send birthday/xmas cards) -
Pack our suitcases - in progress  
Pack away the last of the belongings we're still using - last job

1 comment:

Tyson said...

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