3 Weeks

Well, we have three weeks to pull this all off! Started packing today--we've planned a garage sale for August 8. This is a great opportunity to get rid of some stuff. It seems like as soon as you have a more space you accumulate more stuff.

The huge push has been getting all of the appropriate documents for Scott and his dad to cross the border on the drive up. The girls and I will be flying, so that's not nearly so demanding. Through lots of web surfing and talking to people we've found that the enhanced driver's license seems like the way to go, so Scott will be heading off to the DMV tomorrow AM to take care of that. The EDL takes 2-3 week versus the passport's 4-6. You can expedite a passport to 2-4 weeks for a fistful of money.

We haven't talked to the kids about the move yet, but given Kelsey's exceptional questioning abilities (read: her favorite word is 'why') I'm sure it won't take long for them to wonder why the boxes are piling up and our stuff is disappearing. Don't worry, I'm sure Stacy will be happy to answer Kelsey's question with her favorite answer, "Why? Because I want to!". :-)