Last week, a rather heavy document envelope showed up in the mail.
Inside I found a heavy buff-coloured envelope, along with my passport — now containing a sticker featuring an impressive collection of words, numbers, and imagery of landmarks from the United States of America. I’m reliably informed that sticker is the valid US visa that I’ve spent the last few months applying for.
Having that visa issued has unblocked a fairly important step in my path to moving in with Josh (as well as eventually getting married, but that’s another story). I’m very very excited about making the move, though very sad to be leaving the city I’ve grown up in and come to love, for the time being.
Unrelatedly, I happened to have a trip planned to Montréal to attend ConFoo in March. Since I’ll already be in the area, I’m using that trip as my opportunity to move.
My last day in Hobart will be Thursday 2 March. Following that, I’ll be spending a day in Abu Dhabi (yes, there is a good reason for this), followed by a week in Montréal for ConFoo.
After that, I’ll be moving in with Josh in Petaluma, California on Saturday 11 March.
But until then, I definitely want to enjoy what remaining time I have in Hobart, and catch up with many many people.
Over the next two weeks I’ll be:
- Attending, and presenting a talk at WD42 — my talk will be one of my pieces for ConFoo, and is entirely new material. Get along!
- Having a farewell do, *probably* on Tuesday 28 February (but that’s not confirmed yet). I’ll post details about where and when that’ll be in the near future (once I’ve made plans)
- Madly packing and making sure that that I use up as close to 100% of my luggage allowance as possible
If you want to find some time to catch up over the next couple of weeks, before I disappear for quite some time, do let me know.