Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Return to India (R2I) In Full Swing

I have known that I am to leave to India for over 2 weeks now. I have another two more weeks exactly to the day to get on the plane ... here I am at this midway point.

Prior to knowing specific dates when I was to leave I did the following:
  1. Moved all repeated online payments to one credit card and all miscellaneous payments on another. Makes life easier when one has to close accounts.
  2. Stopped buying large items.
  3. Moved to a month to month rental agreement for the apartment.
  4. Paid off all major loans.


So far I have already done the following in the past two weeks:
  1. Decided on dates to leave and bought air tickets
  2. Notified my apartment leasing office ( and sweet talked them into allowing me to pay for the first 7 days of the month instead of the whole month :-) ) .
  3. Published ads for the sale of my car . Car is as good as sold now.
  4. Rented a car for the last two weeks.
  5. Closed miscelaneous store/credit cards
  6. Determined what needs to be given away/thrown and started on that path.
  7. Mailed some books I want to keep.
  8. Decided to give away stuff than to sell ... ( books, kitchen stuff, furniture)
  9. Fixed up to shut down electricity a day after I leave.
  10. Closed fitness club membership.
  11. Deposited my last paycheck
  12. Checked on the allowable luggage weights with the airline.
  13. Bought last minute gifts planned by me/requested by family.
  14. Informed close friends through calls/chat/in person .... this causes the inevitable barrage of lunch and dinner invitations.
  15. Sent my letter of intent to leave to employer ...
  16. Informed project team members of intent to leave ( they have known I will leave in December for the past 4 months)
  17. Reserved a U-Haul to cart remaining furniture to relatives/friends homes.

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