It’s always an interesting time when you move house. Some things magically disappear no matter how organised you are.
It happened this week at a really important time. Someone posted on Facebook that they had their ESTA (US) visa to go to the States on holiday. It suddenly hit me that we hadn’t applied for ours yet. Liz, our oldest daughter is paying for the whole family to go to the US for a holiday on the way to moving to Kenya. It’s our 25th wedding anniversary soon, so we’re heading to Disneyland, San Diego Seaworld, Houston, NYC and Washington. While it’s done on a shoestring it will be an absolute blast.
We’d moved out of our apartment in Dee Why by the beach to Turramurra, in the bush a couple of weeks ago. Our good friend Jill allowed the three of us to move in so we could save some money and wrap up a few loose ends. From there, we were repacking before sending off a shipment of our stuff to Kenya.
While it’s easy to loose a hairbrush, how does one loose and important document like a passport, in fact, three of them!! It seems that the complexities of being on the road are just beginning. By the time we get to Kenya we would’ve not been in a real home for 2 months. Suitcases just don’t replace a set of drawers. I like to be super organised, everything has a place, so this is driving me crazy!
Thankfully Pete found them, in the very last box we used when leaving our home, which is great because they’re all new. Replacing 3 passports would’ve cost us around $700.
ESTA visa has been applied for, boxes are ready to send, passports are securely in the bedroom – all is well once again.
While our beloved passports have been found, I don’t know where the hairdryer has been left in our travels.