Another benchmark in our aliyah today. We got an estimate from one of the shippers. Now we're waiting for two other estimates. I look at the cost embodied in these estimates and cast about for something else I can get rid of! We may go liftvan instead of container--we have our stuff and our daughter's stuff, although a lot of both can go into storage for a year. Yona will be in Bet Canada for a while, and we will be in a furnished apartment, so we can store items until we find a house/cottage/townhouse etc. to settle into.
Friday we go to the consulate to get Josh's passport. The following week Yona flies to LA to catch her El Al flight to Israel.
More exciting--NBN called and gave us a possible date for the first summer NBN flight. THAT makes it real. I have an event horizen now. (Don't ask--it's not official and I'm sworn to secrecy).
While I still have that feeling we are moving in stages (home here to apt there to another home in Israel, a lift now and lift next year) at least I have movement! As they used to say in Houston, "We have liftoff!"