Monday, September 10, 2012

To Do Lists

I am such a list person. I don't go to the store without a shopping list in my hand. If I'm having trouble making a decision, I will list out the pros and cons of each option. It's just how I process the world.

So it should come as no surprise that I've been working on this list of things we need to remember as we prepare for our trip. This is far from comprehensive, but it is my first pass of thinking about things we should accomplish or plan for sooner, rather than later.
  • Update Courtney's passport (it still has had my maiden name on it!)
  • Add TJ to the house deed
  • Finalize our wills
  • Get insurance-covered vaccines
  • Price check for non-insurance covered vaccines
  • Set up mail forwarding
  • Get up to date on physicals and dentist appointments
  • Sell our rapidly-growing "Craigslist" pile
  • Apply for visas to Vietnam and Australia, and research others
  • Purchase travel insurance
  • Schedule resort stay by October 8th (we bought a Groupon to this place!)
  • Finalize our packing list and purchase remaining items
  • Pick up a Southeast Asia guidebook
  • Set up all bills for auto pay
  • Come up with a possible itinerary (and expect it to change!)
Many of these tasks fall decidedly out of the "fun" zone, but if we put the effort in now, we'll have less to worry about when we're on the road. Besides, we've been talking about getting our wills together since we got married, so we really need to get on that anyway.

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