Wednesday, July 15, 2009

To do list

This post is gonna kinda be like the world's largest and most visible Post-It note to myself. :-) Now that my itinerary is getting really close to being finalized - I got an email back from AirTreks with a couple of questions, but should have an official estimate within two business days! Woo! - I'm starting to think about all of the things that will need to be done before I leave. Here's what I've come up with so far, but I may have to edit and add things as I think of them.

_ Sell my car. (Yes, I just got it, but I really can't afford to pay for it, just to have it sit idle for a year. I can always buy it again when I get back.)
_ Decide what possessions I will keep and what I will sell. Put keepers in storage and pay in advance.
_ Advise landlord that I won't be renewing lease.
_ Make a dentist appointment.
_ Make an eye appointment. Be sure to discuss varieties of contacts with doctor.
_ Finish getting immunizations.
_ Get travel health insurance.
_ Decide whether to purchase netbook computer to take with me.
_ Purchase travel related gear: medical kit, clothesline, SteriPen, packing cubes, Ex Officio undies, etc. In other words, all those little things that I'll need for my pack to make my life just a little bit easier.
_ Buy airfare!
_ Discuss travel plans with my bank.
_ Consider a second credit card so I have an emergency back-up plan.
_ Set up Skype account.
_ Make copies of passport and all travel related documentation to give to Dad and Kathy just in case I lose it or it's stolen. Perhaps also email this stuff to myself for the same reason.
_ Make my first night (or first few nights) accommodation arrangements.

Huh. That's all I can think of right now. On the one hand, it doesn't seem like very much at all and on the other hand, it seems like a crap load. Is there anything really obvious that I'm leaving off?