On Leaving America – Part 39

From Limbo Into High Anxiety & Chaos

The house is sold! We have to be out of here on 4 March. In the meantime, ship my car and to Gothenberg this Friday and somehow sell the wife’s ride the day before we leave, or before in which case we will have no means of transportation. Wife’s car, of course, has chosen this time to have problems . . . something with its computer chip which would cost more than the car is worth to replace. Still a million things to do with bank, SSI, insurance, Medicare, retirement papers, Wife closing her very successful business and office, bank things and hundreds of loose objects still not packed.
We thought we had the cat transportation worked out, but not. Can fly with 2 cats in cabin on Delta to Amsterdam. But from there we go KLM to Stockholm which only allows one cat in passenger cabin. This means we have to take separate flights from Amsterdam – one cat on each, and arrive in Sweden at different times.
In the meantime we must go to Olympia to sign still more papers for cats. Olympia is about an hour drive from Seattle and I’m not sure car will make it. I’m not sure I will make it!

I’ve been having a few beers to help relieve the tension.


 Photo © Lyle Bonge   –   From his:  The Sleep of Reason

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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6 Responses to On Leaving America – Part 39

  1. So it’s all go now Bruce. Well done… you’re nearly over the finishing line. Bless you for making sure Bucks and Amber are okay on the flight… You certainly look as though you’re enjoying your beer! Shouldn’t it have been champagne!!!!

  2. lgyslaine says:

    I wish you a good trip 🙂

  3. stutleytales says:

    You are so close to the end of one chaper of your life and the beginning of another. Thank you for giving us a window into all the trials and drama and for introducing us to your wonderful cats. Hope the car holds out for the last few days. 🙂

  4. Alice says:

    Ah–when things finally move–they move fast! I am glad for you. One cat on a plane might be wise–well, you have nice kitties… A new blog about the new home?

  5. authorjim says:

    I’m glad it is all finally working out but, hey, I kind of hate to see you go. We need people like you.

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