Going to Africa Step 1: rent the house
The house is rented for the Spring semester! Kudos ONCE AGAIN have to be given to craigslist.org. Chris posted the house there yesterday in the a.m., and by 9 p.m. it was rented to a returning Cornell faculty member who needs a place for just those dates in just our area. He likes to ride his bike and cross-country ski, so Slaterville’s double-perfect for him. He used to live in Dryden, so understands country houses with damp basements as well as the shoveling of driveways.
All the details aren’t worked out, but it looks like we don’t have to move out 100%! He likely will take only 1 bedroom, meaning we can store stuff in the other. As excited as I am to be living in Kenya next spring, I was in denial about another big move if someone wanted to rent the whole house for those months, (reminds me, still haven’t posted mov-in pics) but as with so many other things that have happened in getting here, this part seems to be going exactly right.
The deposit check is in the mail!
Step 2 happens in a few weeks: vaccinations. No one wants yellow fever! or polio. or typhoid fever. or malaria…