Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A plan coming together

Today was a very busy and productive day. First of all it was Mira's third snow day in a row, 5 days off total including the weekend.

Hassan and I woke up very early today (who can sleep) and called several schools in Egypt. There are two schools that will admit Mira for the remainder of the school year; we will follow-up with a third school tomorrow morning. This was very good news. Alhamdullilah.

We booked our flight for April 7 on Alitalia out of Dulles to Milan, Milan to Cairo, so we will not need to lug our bags around in JFK. What a relief. We are flying out in just over a month's time. I called the airline and found out that we are able to carry 140 pounds per person in luggage (2 bags total), but the luggage cannot be over 273 centimeters; so it's weight vs. size. This actually turns out to our advantage in case there are smaller, heavier items we want to carry with us that won't be shipped. We are also allowed one carry-on per person, weighing no more than 11 pounds. Gotta love those Italians. Mira said "Oh no, Mommy, not Italian, I don't want an Italian coldcut sub."

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. the buyers have their home inspection so we need to be out of the house early. We think the house is in good operating order, I mean no bubbling septic and we're not growing gills, so the well must be safe. Insha'Allah everything will go well.

We will purchase our airline tickets after the home inspection report. (OK now I'm about to faint).

Ma3salaama,

Marian

3 comments:

Layla said...

Marian :)

Glad to hear about the schools in Egypt! Alhumdulilah!!

I am so glad you are flying out of Dulles. I have heard that Aitalia is really good.

Mira and the Italian sub lol...sooo funny!! Just cracked me up!! :)

I can't believe you will be here in about a month, Insha'Allah!! I am so happy for you!!!

Take care and Salaams
Layla

Marian said...

Layla,

Thanks for telling me that you heard good things about Alitalia. I know, it's 34 days from today! Oh my gosh......we're overcaffeinated (is this a word?) with too much adrenaline. You know, you were just going through this a few months ago and see how calm you are now?

Ma3salaama and love,

Marian

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