When you go away for a two week vacation, you take certain steps to ensure all your T's are crossed and I's dotted. When you go away for 5 months, there is no such thing. The list is so long, we should have started last year. Just a sample of the list:
Bills, House, Dogs, Pool, Garden Plot, Clothes to take, clothes to leave, luggage 2 or 4, MONEY (both kinds), planning flights in Italy, adapters or converters or both, how to get to Greece, How to get to the Greek Islands, Rental cars or not rental cars, Trains or busses or ferries, languages, all times 5 months.
Thank goodness I have Chris, she worries enough for both of us. Me, I can't wait to leave.