Right. Six more days to go, and we will be in a plane heading towards our new home in France. New as in new to us. In fact, the house is several hundreds of years old. And, the wine has been resting there since January, moved in during a few weeks of snowfall. In just a few short hours, our container arrives in front of our place in Novato, California. After just a few short days of filling, it will be picked back up on Monday and sent off to France. Fast forward 4-6 weeks (still can’t believe it takes that long) and our furniture and other belongings will be in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Oh, forgot one thing. The 20 foot container arrives in La Havre port and I will most likely pick up the contents with the help of a friend using two moving trucks. There are other options, but this should be interesting if not a pain in the ass that may turn into a good story I can tell when I am much older.
Crazy. And, with the amount of time remaining in California seeming to disappear I have started to do a California bucket list. Last night: sushi and pinot noir. Watching an IMAX film is on there as well. Hopefully a suitable movie (read: Not Freddy) will come up so we can experience IMAX again before leaving. There are a few other things, we like Fleur de Lys in San Francisco. I’ll be going to NikeTown to buy some nice basketball shoes (for a change) since I intend to play a bunch of basketball in France with my friend Jean-François Rateau who is more – ahem – mature than me and much more fit, sadly. Anyhow, what has occurred to me is that my California bucket list is pretty short. I’ve done a lot here, had a lot of fun. Yet not much comes up as things I just need to do one last time, or as something I have yet to do here. Alright, I will admit, I did plan to take Christian, my wife (closet Cab lover) to Napa for the third time. Oops, with just weekend left, can’t do that one.
Well, at this point, I can’t really guess at to how much all of our lives will be affected and I am quite enjoying the suspense.
UPDATE: The container needs to be exchanged. Seems someone moved a car in the container and the car had a bad oil leak. The oil is roughly 4 feet across and the fumes are blowing like crazy!
This should be fun.