There was still an open todo on my list: getting rid of my car. It was approaching an age and a mileage where expensive repairs where to be expected and leaving it standing around for one year surely wouldn’t improve it’s condition.
For two days I visited the dealers in town and finally found one who was willing to pay almost two grand for the car. That’s a really good price. Not as good as selling it to a an individual but there was no response to my online add and time isn’t on my side here.
Friday 11:30 – the flat is empty, the cellar full and the car cramped. After days of packing and cleaning I’m ready to go. The last week was really nice, a lot of people dropped by to say goodbye. Gonna be a year until I see them again.
Surprisingly many people are convinced that I’ll like Australia so much I won’t even come back. So far I’ve waggered €200 that I will come back.
Now it’s family time for three weeks. On May 20th the flight to Adelaide goes.
Less than two month after the decision to go to Australia was made, most of the administrative stuff is done. The visa is granted, the flat is rented out and the flight is booked. Health insurance is still a todo but work in progress.
Aside from the bureaucratic stuff I have to decide on what to pack for the journey and remove everything else from the flat till the end of the month. But first things first and right now preparations for the farewell party next saturday are running.