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See you on the other side
Wednesday, 26 April 2006 at 09:34 pm

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I'm getting up stupid early tomorrow to leave for Sweden. I haven't accomplished half the things I wanted to get done before leaving, but I have more or less packed at least. And you really don't want to know about the self-recrimination loop I'm on the brink of; it's about as interesting as the effects abject terror is having on my guts. I'll very likely feel a lot better in a few days once I'm there and starting to get settled.

Weight and space restrictions mean I only have room for three small paperbacks. This could easily turn into one of those Desert Island type memes, couldn't it? I've taken The Stone Canal (Ken Macleod), Possession (AS Byatt) and Golden Witchbreed (Mary Gentle), which is partly to do with what I have available in small paperback format rather than being my three absolute favourite books in the world.

I feel bad about complaining, because there are several people on my friends list who have been made homeless at short notice this week. I'm in a state about a move I've known about for weeks, so it's entirely my fault I've failed to get organized. Anyway, from the depths of the self-inflicted stress of being six hours away from emigrating, I send my best supportive thoughts to everyone who has serious housing issues to contend with.

And love to everyone in general. I will try to check in when I can but I'm not expecting to be fully back online for a few weeks. Email is probably the best way to get hold of me but even that will not totally reliable for a while. Don't panic if you don't hear from me; if anything goes wrong (short of being abducted by aliens or total amnesia) I will do my level best to get a message to LJ. I'll also try not to drop off the planet if things are going well, but basically, no news is good news at this point.

There's nothing more I can do to prepare apart from sleep, I think.

Whereaboooots: Shelford (for the last time)
Moooood: sicksick with nerves
Tuuuuune: Pink Floyd: Hey You
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rysmiel: making it to the ships
Date:April 26th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
2 minutes after journal entry, 04:51 pm (rysmiel's time)
*gentle hug* go well, love, and I will be thinking of you. And with a bit of luck there'll be another paperback waiting when you get there.

[ Ooh, chance to show off travel icon. ]
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ursamajor: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
40 minutes after journal entry, 05:28 pm (ursamajor's time)
bon voyage and safe travels! see you on the other end :)
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lethargic_man: recent
Date:April 26th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
40 minutes after journal entry, 09:28 pm (lethargic_man's time)
Good luck; I'm sure it'll all turn out well in the end.
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(no subject) - sunflowerinrain (4/26/06 09:33 pm)
wychwood: gen - serious science
Date:April 26th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
47 minutes after journal entry
Good luck for the move. And I don't think you need feel guilt over this; it's pretty normal to be nervous and under-prepared for something as major as emigrating! I'd be terrified.

I hope you have an *awesome* time in Sweden, and that you have the time and space to get back online soon :)
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(no subject) - compilerbitch (4/26/06 09:51 pm)
(no subject) - jennifer (4/26/06 09:59 pm)
jpallan: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 06:12 pm (jpallan's time)
I'm thinking of you. Godspeed.
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Date:April 26th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry
Best of luck :)

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megamole: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry
Skol, and best of luck!

I'll look you up next time I'm in Stockholm...
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thalassius: Antarctica
Date:April 26th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 10:42 pm (thalassius's time)
Best of luck!

Yes, it's nerve-wracking, but you're going to do something you really want to do in a very cool-sounding place.

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awroe: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 11:05 pm (awroe's time)
Best of luck. Hope you enjoy it there.
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syllopsium: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry
Good Luck - and is there a small Mary Gentle (I've read Ash in case you hadn't guessed..)
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linley: default
Date:April 26th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 04:30 pm (linley's time)
Much luck and good thoughts. I hope it's an amazing experience for you, and I look forward to hearing about it when you have time.
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cartesiandaemon: default
Date:April 27th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
7 hours after journal entry
I guess you'll parse these messages way after you're all settled in, but anyway: Have a good trip! I hope it all goes well, and you enjoy sweden.
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hairyears: default
Date:April 27th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
11 hours after journal entry, 08:04 am (hairyears's time)

Hope the journey went smoothly. And Yay! for achieving half the things you set out to do, a 49% improvement on most of the human race.

Hope the accommodation's nice: let us know how you're settling in, when you get the time - I suspect that the next couple of days will involve a lot of frantic rushing punctuated by frustrating delays.

Meanwhile, some information for your regular readers: Ryanair flies to Stockholm for 14p.

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ixwin: Green Fairy
Date:April 27th, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
11 hours after journal entry, 08:12 am (ixwin's time)
Good luck!
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owlfish: default
Date:April 27th, 2006 09:06 am (UTC)
12 hours after journal entry, 09:06 am (owlfish's time)
Safe travels.
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hatam_soferet: default
Date:April 27th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
14 hours after journal entry
Icon love!
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