We've packed up our apartment in D.C. and are officially (almost) moved to Germany. We were very sad to leave our first place together in Friendship Heights, which we've called home for more than 3 1/2 years! We are definitely going to miss all of the food and friends nearby.
We made sure they put extra bubble wrap around the TV. (That's Carlos. He was very fast at packing up our stuff. He also had a holster for his tape gun. He's a pro.)
We better have packed up the right stuff because we won't see it for another 3-4 months. Everything will be spending some quality time in a moving truck, then in storage until we let the movers know we are ready to move into our place in Stuttgart, then in a container ship across the Atlantic, and then in another moving truck from the dock in Germany to Stuttgart. Hopefully everything makes it safely (or we better have filled out the insurance forms correctly)!
For now Apartment #703 is empty. We hope the next occupants love it as much as we did.