Friday, May 20, 2005

So Many Details

So many things going on at once:
  • Malaria - Jason is handling the bulk of the anti-malarial technology. A one-week pill costs $13. It looks like we are going to be in and out of malarial areas from China all the way to Turkey. I had no idea this disease is so prevalent. In the movies, it seems that the worst effects are sweating and rolling around in a cot. At this price, that doesn't seem >so<>
  • Packing - I've separated everything I own into three piles: 1) take with me, 2) send to SC to store, and 3) give away. The third pile is by far the biggest. I hope that the Salvation Army likes dotcom t-shirts and old Linux PCs, because that is what they are getting.
  • Road Trip - We are planning to leave LA on Wednesday morning and drive to SC via Denver so I can see my grandmother, 2 uncles, and 2 aunts. We will stop over in Columbia to see my brother's family (I have a cute gift for my nephew) and Jason's high school roomate Thornwell. From there it's a short skip to Charleston to check in with my sister, her husband, and me parents. We'll stay long enough to put the Volvo up on blocks and then we hop the overnight train up to New York - arriving around noon on June 2nd. I'm thinking about counting the moment we leave LA as the official start point of the trip.
  • Insurance - Travel insurance is bought, and my HR rep says that I can get COBRA coverage that will retroactively cover the time between the end of my current coverage and the time we leave the country (and travel insurance kicks in).
  • Administravia - Bills must be cancelled or redirected. Mail must be forwarded.
  • LA Leaving Party - This is now a triple do - Matt G birthday / Steve M birthday / Going Away Party. Hopefully the multiplicity of themes will ensure high attendance.
  • Clothes - I >still<>
Despite all the stress, I'm yet to panic. It will be a busy couple of days, but I feel that things will all work out in the end. As Sham pointed out recently, all you really need for travel is your passport and some condoms.

4 Comments:

Anonymous ME said...

Hey butrods. Aren't you going to stop by D.C. to see the fam? I am sure that Bill, Lex, Tony, Felicia, Molly, Thomas are going to want to see you before you leave. Oh, and if you have a problem with that, you can come and talk to....ME!

Me.

5/20/2005 4:32 AM gmt

 
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