Leaving tomorrow-checklist

Nov 21st, 2004, 08:20 AM
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Leaving tomorrow-checklist

It's time to leave for Italy (almost)
We have:checked air res.
cancelled paper
copied passport #'s & credit card #'s
arranged for the cats
test packed
passport is still good
itinerary left with friends
What have I missed? Thanks to all
 
Nov 21st, 2004, 08:37 AM
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You're missing the great time you will have once you arrive in Italy!!! Have a nice trip!
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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:38 AM
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Run your white tennis shoes through the washer to brighten them up

Check battery in Dolly Parton mini-fan

Adjust straps on fanny pack for weight gain

Clean up frayed ends of cut-off jeans

check exipiration date on pork rinds and snickers bars

trim nose and ear hair with weed-wacker

remove lint balls from belly-button

de-grease fingernails

starch baseball cap

buy extra large packs of bubblegum

preactice speaking broken english louder and slower

tell greeters at Walmart not to go looking for me when I miss morning coffee

polish gold chains and cowboy beltbuckle

print out french jokes for discussion with locals

pack extra pair of brassnuckles

adjust spurs on cowboy boots



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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Have any bills that will come due while you are gone that you should take care of?

Did you call your credit card company to let them know you will be out of the country? I always have to do this with mine or else their fraud alert system gives us trouble.

How about the garbage cans?

Stopped the mail?

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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:46 AM
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Turn off the over, lock the doors and don't give it another thought. If you forgot anything you can buy it there.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Stop the mail
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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Paid bills
Stopped mail
Called the bank
Bought a new lifevest for Venice
Degas: I also bought new 6 inch keychain just for the trip
 
Nov 21st, 2004, 08:59 AM
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Please tell me you're kidding about the life vest.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 09:02 AM
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I see someone missed that thread.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 09:10 AM
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These are the essentials in my mind:
1) Plane ticket or printout of confirmation number and itinerary from airline
2) Passport
3) Money in many forms
4) Prescription eyeglasses, contacts, and/or medications
5) Comforts and entertainment for the plane ride

Most anything else you could purchase in Italy if it came down to that.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Degas, I'm surprised at you for forgetting two essentials:

1- Stop at Miss Piggy's Barbeque Emporium for airplane provisions.

2- Take in those front porch tire planters in case a storm brews while gone.
Speaking of brews, a six-pack to go with Miss Piggy wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 09:54 AM
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Miss Piggy has been replaced by the Smoke Shed-home of roasted pork butt and T-shirts that say "You show me your butt and I'll show you mine".
I knew I'd forgotten something!!
 
Nov 21st, 2004, 10:17 AM
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Set VCR to tape Amazing Race while you are gone.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 10:29 AM
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Pack the earplugs.

Take a back-up pair of glasses. I broke mine in Berlin last month and was happy I'd brought along another pair.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 10:33 AM
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Buon Viaggio! Have another espresso and gelato and remember all of us back here eating turkey!!
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Nov 21st, 2004, 10:39 AM
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Platzman, thank for reminding me of those very important actions.

Fairhope, it?s good to see you are in the right frame of mine to win friends and influence strange foreign people on this trip.

Regarding barbeque, I have Sonny?s Smokehouse airmail me a batch every day when I am in Europe. Sure it?s expensive, but one should not eat too much bland food cooked without enough salt, sugar, butter, and lard. Getting puny can ruin a trip.

One other suggestion, look in your front yard and make darn sure all your inoperable cars are centered securely on the concrete blocks in case a wind storm comes up.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 10:53 AM
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Ivan blew all the trash to the next county.
Speaking of such,I was in Gulf Shores Al last week and the amount of damage fron Ivan is staggering! My favorite bikini lookout spot, the Pink Pony Pub is gutted. Is nothing sacred?
 
Nov 21st, 2004, 10:57 AM
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A sweater or turtleneck to keep you warm on the plane.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Fairhope, my condolences.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 11:04 AM
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Fairhope, are you from Fairhope, AL by any chance?

My poor ole daddy was a traveling bible salesman in those parts years ago. Who knows, we may be related or something.
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