Some of you may know and some of you may not, but Hubby, Rocky and I are preparing for the big move from Okinawa back to the D.C. area. YAY! We have been procrastinating our butts off over the last month and though our paperwork to make things absolutely, positively, no doubt about it official haven’t arrived on Hubby’s desk yet, we have flight reservations for mid-May and a separation date from Hubby’s job.
Well, the moving bug finally hit yesterday with a BANG! Whew! When you live over here you have to sell your cars and though you could give power of attorney to a friend if you can’t sell them before you leave, we don’t want to do that. Hubby didn’t think that we would get a whole heck of a lot for our cars. No one really has used cars here if you are SOFA Status. The Japanese requirements on cars are pretty strict and you have to get them inspected and the insurance renewed every two years. This is called JCI. It’s not really hard to do but can get expensive if the vehicle doesn’t pass inspection. Well, Big Kahuna passed with flying colors last week. Yes, I named my van Big Kahuna. I LOVE him! He’s the best and technically he is the first car that is solely mine. Ever! His JCI was coming up in May so in order to sell him more easily I JCI’d him on Tuesday.
Yesterday I posted an ad for the van on www.OkinawaYardSales.comwith some pics and a write up and in less than twenty minutes from posting it, I had an e-mail from someone who wanted to see the van. Within three hours I had received nine e-mails and over eighty-five views! We met with the first person yesterday evening and they want to buy my van! I am so relieved because it’s one less gigantic thing to worry about. Now I have to take Hubby’s car in for an oil change and detail service tomorrow morning then get an ad on Oki Yard Sales for it and see what happens. Wish me luck!
This morning I purged my drawers and I have a huge pile of clothes to take over to the thrift shop on base. I still have to do the closet but I feel much better now that the ball has started rolling. 37 days left in Okinawa!