Well we finally made it! We are sitting on our floor after having shipped the final boxes and moved everything else out of our house. There is nothing left to do tomorrow except pack our actual bags, eat a final meal at Rowan's favorite Italian restaurant, and go to the airport on Saturday morning.
Now of course, we're thinking tomorrow will be dull and boring. We'd much rather go now. But I have one more day of work left and all the final outprocessing to do on base. And of course our flight leaves on Saturday. Thankfully it leaves in the middle of the day so we're going to be plenty occupied that morning with getting to the airport with plenty of time to spare.
We fly about 3 hours to Moscow, have a 3 hour layover, then 10 hours to Narita in Japan. We'll be met at the airport by someone from my new company who will drive us to the base hotel. Other than that...we have no idea what's about to happen!
What a wonderful feeling...I've missed it.