Category Archives: Before the Move

One Year Ago…

One year ago today I received this email… I made it to Singapore safe-and-sound (though the flight from Hong Kong sat on the tarmac a long time and didn’t have in-flight-entertainment – enough to earn me a customer appreciation gift … Continue reading

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Having a Maid…the bad and the ugly

Yesterday I talked about the positive aspects of having a maid.  I wish that this post wasn’t the longer of the two, but I think it’s important to highlight the struggles and challenges of adding another adult to your home. … Continue reading

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Having a Maid…part 1 Pros

We are quickly approaching the one year anniversary of our look-see visit to Singapore.  This time last year I was running around like a mad woman, trying to track down summer clothes in Elanor’s size, reaching out to a stranger … Continue reading

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Our first few days…

One quick announcement–I probably won’t be posting pics or video here for the next month.  I tried to post a pic and it took more than 5 minutes to upload on this connection.  I’ll keep trying, but unless I get … Continue reading

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30 hours and counting….more or less

As I type this it’s 11:30 on Thursday.  Our flight leaves at 8am on Saturday and we’ll leave the house around 5:30am on Saturday…which means it’s about 30 hours until our journey to our new home begins. We are….mostly….packed.  There … Continue reading

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Elanor’s Going Away Party

When I think about how the move will affect Elanor, one of the most difficult things to accept is that we are taking her away from our families and the friends (old and new) who have been such a huge … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Moving

Moving is always a challenge. Moving internationally is a pain in the ass. There’s the stuff that isn’t worth bringing (almost anything with an American plug/current configuration), the stuff that we want to hold onto but not take to Singapore, … Continue reading

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Our “look-see” trip to Singapore in Feb 2010

When Ravi was offered the job in Singapore we were excited but nervous.  Ravi hadn’t been to Singapore since he’d been a teenager and I had never been.  It seemed like a really major move to make without at least … Continue reading

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