And so here we are, just five weeks off leaving Romania for good and embarking on our next great adventure - permanent life in Turkey. Am I nervous? Not in the least - this move has been a long time in the planning and a long time coming. Am I excited? You bet! This will be the first permanent move Jens (my husband) and I have made together and the first time we will have been truly living together, just the two of us! There has and will be challenges. Just agreeing on the basics as we start from scratch is a new thing for us as our house in Romania was already 'kitted out' with years of his and 'the family's' residence firmly entrenched. Not that I didn't make my own mark on this hallowed ground; you can bet that there was a fair amount of change during the three years of my time here. But as the kids are older now and are embarking out to do their own things, life for us is starting anew. So as we box up various lives and memories, it is an interesting and sometimes harrowing time as we decide what to leave behind and what we truly want to carry over with us into the uncharted waters of our new life together.