Monday, January 24, 2011

1 Week

Today is Monday and my last day of work. Next Monday I will be on a plane to Philadelphia. Next Wednesday morning I will be on a plane to Africa. Woohoo!

I don't have any more progress with being ready, since I spent my weekend in Gainesville. But, I did have an amazing time! Got to hang out with my cousin Brendan & his girlfriend Beth, Chad, Wendy, Amy, Liz, Kim, & other PC people. Got to check all of the best drinking games off the list on Friday and Saturday nights. Got to go to a PC Bowling party. Got to play paintball all day Sunday. And got to eat buy 1 get 1 free Moe's twice! Overall, a great weekend....although it was hard to say goodbye to some of my favorite people :-(

I don't quite have a plan for this week, but I definitely need to sit down and make a list. Hmmm, maybe I'll do that right now.....

  • transfer money out of extra savings account & then close it
  • finish Power of Attorney forms
  • buy last few things needed (rain pants, TSA locks, travel toiletries)
  • final pack, weigh-in, re-pack, final weigh-in of luggage
  • print out all necessary e-mails, paperwork, and contact info.
  • figure out what we are doing with my phone 
  • make phone calls to friends/family
  • pack up bedroom in boxes
  • hopefully solve/finish tax stuff?
  • visit with family & friends


  1. walmart has cheap tsa locks (a pack of four i think for around $10? that may be wrong though...)
    what are your thoughts on your phone?!? i was just going to drop it and go sans phone for my last few days in country - as much as that scares me (i guess it's what people did ten years ago before phones were as common?)

  2. I didn't see a pack of 4...they have a pack of 2 for about $5 at Wal-Mart & K-Mart though.
    My plan right now is to bring my phone with me to staging and then turn it off/ditch when we leave for Africa (my phone is not really worth anything)

  3. How did you get power of attorney forms? /how do I do that at all.. haha I definitely want my mom to be my power of attorney but don't know how to go about it yet!

  4. Ummmm, my neighbor had extra copies of them....I don't have electronic copies, otherwise I would send them to you. Have you searched online to see if you can download them/fill them out for free somewhere? I know that there are sites that have legal forms you can download.