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The ‘To Do’ List

IMG_2609A bit of a ‘housekeeping’ post tonight I’m afraid, not very interesting to most of you but I am hoping that when we look back on this post in a month’s time we will have made some big progress and can give ourselves a pat on the back!  I am a huge fan of our whiteboard here in the office at home (and it is used for more than just a job list for Matt!!).  This ‘To Do’ list for the trip is probably the 10th version of the list that has been ongoing on this board over the last 18mths.  The problem with this version is that it just doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter!  So I need your help, I’m going to share our current ‘To Do’ and ‘To Buy’ lists below in the hope you might be able to tell us what to forget about – and hopefully not, but possibly, add anything else to the lists that we have forgotten!

The ‘To Do’ List

  • Service Toyota Yaris & get safety certificate for sale
  • Sell Toyota Yaris
  • Camper to Auto Electrician to sort out brake lights and move licence plate due to second spare tyre carrier on the back
  • Service Camper & sort out water tank problem
  • Service Prado and Matt to spend day with mechanic (Prado Point member) doing the service with him
  • Windscreen repair kit on small chip in car windscreen
  • Put together tools/spares kit for car/camper
  • Replace LED lights in lounge room so all are working
  • Replace non-working ceiling fans
  • Restain Deck
  • Patches and Paint for wall/door repairs in house
  • Tidy up Pavers around house
  • Finalise storage solution for our house for the time we are away (ie container and removalists!)
  • Decide what to do with our cat (anybody want to look after her for us?)
  • Organise Insurance for Home Contents and Camper (upgrade)
  • Change mobile phones over to Telstra for better coverage
  • Upgrade RACQ membership level
  • Pick up a set of Australia wide (state by state) maps from RACQ
  • Organise paperwork for rental of our house
  • Meet with kids teachers to finalise any work to take with us
  • Renew passports for the five of us in case we decide to hop over to Bali from Darwin
  • Load electronic devices with movies and music to take on the road with us
  • Add all items to Gumtree that we still want to sell
  • Dump Run for all the rubbish we have accumulated!
  • ‘Vinnies’ run to donate goods that others might want
  • Squeeze in one final rehearsal camping trip and hopefully have everything working!
  • Redirect mail/update address details, organise email billing where possible!
  • Pack House
  • Clean House
  • Make sure we remember to go to work and take kids to school during this!
  • Oh, and pack Camper!

The ‘To Buy’ List

  • Spare Tyre for Camper
  • Fuel Filter for Prado
  • Snorkel for Prado
  • New Tyres Prado
  • Mud Flaps Prado
  • New Camera
  • Iphone/Ipad mounts for car
  • Smoke Detector/Fire Extinguisher for Camper
  • 1st Aid Kit (any recommendations???)
  • New Wiper Blades
  • 2 x Fuel Jerry Cans
  • Rubbish bag for spare tyre
  • Portable Fire Pit
  • Heater for camper
  • Twin UHF pack for kids
  • Audiobooks for listening in the car
  • A set of thermals for each of us
  • Warm insert for Lexi sleeping bag
  • Waterproof jacket for Matt
  • Birthday present for Lexi whose birthday (turning 4) is the day before we leave – so tough as it will have to be something we can take with us as house will be all packed up – any ideas?

Ok – hit us with it – what can we scrap?  What are we missing???

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