Sunday, August 21, 2011


We've had a lot of questions lately regarding our departure date. I suppose that makes sense since we had a giant moving sale and haven't really updated you all on our plans. Chris signed a contract to teach through the 2011-2012 school year which ends in June of 2012. So our family will be in Minnesota until then. After school gets out we plan to head to language training in Colorado for 2 weeks, come back for the fourth of July and officially move to Haiti shortly thereafter.

So why a moving sale 11 months before moving? We are going to try our best to move to Haiti without shipping anything via crate. It is expensive to ship things and containers often get stuck in customs for months and require expensive bribes to get released. So we are trying to move in suitcases. Imagine fitting all of your belongings for a 5 person family in 12 suitcases! So we are trying to pare down in steps.

Step 1 was the moving sale, which was a great success. Step 2 will be moving out of our house in January or February of 2012. We plan to rent our home at that point. Details of where we will live from February to July are still being formed. Step 3 is packing in suitcases.

So that's the plan for now. Subject to change of course and not solidified until we buy our plane tickets!

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