Down to the wire
Still got lots of stuff, but curtains are down and cleaned, art off the walls and nail holes patched, Army furniture sorted and set aside, lots of trash thrown out, un-needed things given away, cleaning in progress.
We've had tons of assistance, lovely people giving freely to help us get ready (some of whom, I suspect are helping to ensure that we actually GO!), and Emily's done tons of work here while I slogged through the final days in the office.
In between the preparations, we had a wonderful farewell luncheon with folks from work (and presentation of a medal from the commanding general), dinner last evening with many friends, and have had promises extracted to spend some time in the coming week here and there with others.
Andy came from Freiburg and Joachim and his bride Ingrid came in from Frankfurt. Fitting, in that Joachim and Andy welcomed us in Frankfurt as we arrived, and graciously came to spend time with us on out way out.
We had our last class in the home dojo this morning, with Andy giving our students a taste of his delightful aikido.
After class, several folks stayed around to help us move furniture, stack heavy trash out for sperrmuehle day (and for the Easterners and gypsies to scavenge) and share a quick and dirty Mexi lunch.
Em's started packing her luggage, and I need to look at that myself.
We've got a couple of day left to do such, then next week will be a whirlwind of movers, inspections, cleaning and then a long, sad flight away from this lovely place.
It's all coming together and coming altogether too fast.