Off to Massachusetts

By the time you read this post, my family and I would have either landed in the state of Massachusetts or we would still be somewhere inflight on the way there.

Yep, we’ve relocated again, due to hubby’s work, and this time we will be residing in the East Coast of the USA.  Hubby tells me it’s freezing cold here, so I’m waiting to see if he’s anywhere near exaggerating.  We will be here for a period of seven months approximately and although the prospect of setting up home here is exciting, I can’t help being slightly nervous too.

For one thing, the kids will be missing their schools in Penang for half a year.  In Ethan’s case, it would be his Primary One and for Hannah, her Nursery class.  We hope to fill that gap by finding them an appropriate school for this period…last resort is homeschooling, of course… :)

The last month, or rather the last two weeks or so, has been nothing short of nerve-wracking.  Hubby was initially scheduled to fly off on a business trip first with us following a little later, due to the potential delay in the visa petition process.  However, it soon appeared that we could all go together after all on the initially-agreed-upon date, and so began our last-minute scramble (which literally lasted till the last minute, really).

I resorted to my previously-used relocation checklist and modified it where necessary.  We had to temporarily terminate a few utilities, pay a few in advance, not to mention handle the packing and shipment of our belongings, including the temporary handover of the shipping portion of my lingerie business…and all this when we still had to settle the visa interview, which meant a quick one-day trip to KL about a week before the travel date.  Trust me, it just doesn’t get crazier than that.

In the final week before we left, we also decided and succeeded in selling off my 7-year old car, which had served me well.  It made no sense to keep both cars in Penang, when the value would only depreciate further in the coming months during our absence.  Besides, we also need a bigger car next year with the newborn baby and all.  More on the car sale deal later.

So here we are, on our adventure Stateside yet again, not knowing what tomorrow brings, but leaving it all to God.  I know we will have a great time, and it will definitely be an unforgettable experience for the kids.  Please forgive my potentially sporadic postings to come as we adjust and settle in to our new place of residence… :)

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4 Responses to Off to Massachusetts

  1. Littlelamb says:

    I so love this town, Boston. Hope you managed to settle down soon…not easy esp in your state, and it’s only for 7 months. So this baby will also be born in USA??

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks for your well wishes. And yes, my 3rd one will also be born in the US.

  2. mom2ashley says:

    All the best Joyce!!!@

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Dinah!

  3. jemima says:

    God knows what’s best for all of you.
    Take care, my friend.

    The Giddy Tigress says: I believe that wholeheartedly, Jem. Hugs to you, my friend.

  4. Kit says:

    Wow, I was busy with the girl’s birthday party and boy’s school stuff the past few weeks.

    First, I find out that you’re pregnant! Congrats! Thought of asking you if you’d like to be my model for maternity photography :D

    Now, I find out you’re in the US! Hahaha…

    Anyways, here’s to a white Christmas. Take care and God bless!

    The Giddy Tigress says: I would LOVE to be your model, err…but you need to come to US..cos I won’t be going back just yet. Take care, dear.

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