Well, as of three days ago our impending journey is official. My wife signed and mailed her contract agreeing to accept the position to teach for a period of two years. It is now VERY REAL. I have informed my boss, coworkers, family, and friends. Now is the task of selling the majority of our possessions, having multiple “estate sales”, selling our cars, renting our our home, getting the required vaccinations, arranging shipping of a small selection of our personal goods, informing banks of our move, forwarding our mail, and intense research of our new home in order to ensure a smooth transition. We have started speaking with our children about the move, trying to help them understand the changes to come. Our daughter is funny, she’ll say to everyone we meet “We’re going to Thailand. I’m going to see monkeys and elephants”. Our son is not aware as he is too young to perceive at this time but I am sure this journey will leave a lasting impression on him as well.