Countdown! Week 5 Already!

Wow, I can’t believe this is the fifth week of Countdown! posts. When we got within the 90-day window for our move to Panama, I started this weekly recount of all the preparation steps we’d taken during the week. Any move is a big undertaking, but the first overseas move is ginormous, so I thought […]

Countdown! Sleepless Nights

I think this week’s countdown can be described as “sleep-deprived zombieland.” The end of our fourth countdown week saw us taking away our dogs’ big wire crate where they’ve happily slept at night for several years, and putting them in their spacious travel kennels to sleep. It wasn’t a happy experience, for them or for […]

Flying Overseas with your Dogs or Cats

With our anticipated overseas move date less than 90 days away, we’re getting down to the wire on some of our planning. One of the big issues we have to muddle through is flying with our three dogs from here to there. We’ve been poring over airline and embassy websites, and asking lots of questions […]

Countdown! Spinning in Circles

This week has been characterized by some nice relaxing-with-friends time, and spinning in circles. We’ve just completed the third week in our countdown toward our Panama move, and the week was a pretty mixed bag of getting stuff done, relaxing, and frustration. You can see previous Countdown! posts here. I hope that sharing what we’re […]

Countdown! Week Two

Last week I shared our first Countdown update. Now that we’re within 90 days of our planned move to Panama, I’ll post regular updates on what we’ve accomplished (or attempted) during the week to be ready for the actual move in February. I hope it provides some ideas and encouragement to those of you getting […]

Countdown! Less than 90 Days to Becoming Expats

Things have been pretty crazy around my house recently, but in a good way. My husband and I are planning to move from Florida to Panama in February, so we’re now officially within 90 days of our target date. We can’t completely nail it — yet — because we need to find a tenant for […]