At this point, this whole moving thing should start feeling more real, but I guess I'm just too blasé about, well, everything for this to get me excited.
Most everything on the form is the nuts and bolts about who we are, what we have (dog, car) and when we'll be there.
Then we have two open-ended sections. The biggie, I assume, is this one:
I. Please identify your weighted housing priorities. For example, if “largest living space” is more important than “playground for children,” you may choose 80% “largest living space” and 20% “playground for children.” The total should be 100%.
Those are the only two examples of phrases, so at this point, we're faced with the challenge of not knowing what we don't know.
So, yes, I'd like to enlist some help from the foreign service veterans for a little guidance. What little surprises did you get when you arrived at your new home? Have any buyer's remorse wishing you had listed something in that section you wanted, only to find it wasn't there because you just assumed it would be in your home?
One example I've heard is a dish washer, though that one isn't too important to me. And at this point, it is probably too late to list "not in Mexico 100%." (Sorry, that was a cheap shot, but I just can't help myself at times.)
I'd love to hear any one's thoughts, horror stories or love stories.