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    Early Goodbye to Greg Cook

    Greg,

    I don't know when you are going to be pulling the plug on your computer, so I did not want to miss the opportunity to say goodbye. Wish I had an opportunity of meeting you in person.

    How long do you believe it will take before you get settled enough in Japan to be able to post?

    Have a safe trip!

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    well bill he wasnt to far from you at one time and i think he will come back, he likes to fish the steel head and i dont think they have any over there,, but just for the record thanks for the chance to have meet you when you were here greg! and have a safe and enjoyble trip over there,, happy holidays
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    Bill,

    Thanks much for the thoughts... I leave early Tuesday morning. The moving company came yesterday..thank goodness, 'cause today we have about 4" of snow on the ground today. We have a final "moving sale" on Sat and then the final pickup on Monday. I have been jumping through hoops to get all the documents certified by the USDA to get my dogs into Japan without having to go into quarantine. They are in Olympia...4-6" of snow there, so they are short staffed.

    I have to take the dogs in approved shipping crates, the small one strapped on top the big one, through the Seattle airport and then on to Narita outside Tokyo. Pick them up at baggage claim, strap them together again and off to Animal Control. Get paperwork approved, and cleared, then off to customs for me...then out of the airport to a pet hotel for the night...I'll stay at the Hilton...

    Next morning, pick up the dogs and take them in a special Dog taxi for the long drive to Haneda airport (domestic air from Tokyo to Osaka). From Osaka airport, dog taxi again...drop off Tommy at a kennel and take Duskin to my SIL's house where we will be staying for a while.

    We have a house! My wife found a house, convenient to go to work, and we can keep both dogs inside. That was tough to find. Unfortunately, it's half the size of the house we have now...and we have about 375 cartons of household goods to fit into it! No yard! It does have a garage...8x10'!

    Just talked to my wife and looks like my SIL had an internet connection installed in her house for me, so I can at least get online. We'll still have to order it for the new house.

    I will never, never again move between November and March! It's been freezing here for the last two weeks, and will be til I leave. My wife has been gone for a month, and the dogs are driving me crazy!

    Anyway, it won't be long now....

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    Thanks, Larry. It was great to meet you and your lovely wife, even though the time was short. Would have been nice to have met Bill, Bart and others here, but it still fun meeting here.

    I think this will be the last move for us, at least across the pond. I'll be looking forward to meeting Stu and Alex in person, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Thanks, Larry. It was great to meet you and your lovely wife, even though the time was short. Would have been nice to have met Bill, Bart and others here, but it still fun meeting here.

    I think this will be the last move for us, at least across the pond. I'll be looking forward to meeting Stu and Alex in person, though.
    so you dun sold yur fishin poles too i hope i dont get that old and feeble
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    Nope, all my fishing equipment was tenderly wrapped in bubble pack and is at the shippers warehouse ready to be boxed up and shipped. Lots of good fishing in Japan.

    Satoshi is the middle son of the family I stayed with when I first went to Japan. He's quite the fisherman now, and we hope to spend some time together getting one or two of these...

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    that looks like a striper without stripes.. and as for fishun for those i could be convinced to do that aswell so what is itr greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    I have to take the dogs in approved shipping crates, the small one strapped on top the big one, through the Seattle airport and then on to Narita outside Tokyo. Pick them up at baggage claim, strap them together again and off to Animal Control. Get paperwork approved, and cleared, then off to customs for me...then out of the airport to a pet hotel for the night...I'll stay at the Hilton...

    Next morning, pick up the dogs and take them in a special Dog taxi for the long drive to Haneda airport (domestic air from Tokyo to Osaka). From Osaka airport, dog taxi again...drop off Tommy at a kennel and take Duskin to my SIL's house where we will be staying for a while.
    You are going to have to tell all of us, how this comes out. I am sure there is going to be a story in pulling this off. I will never complain again about my domestic travel...well maybe not for a month or so.

    I would hustle down to your sale this Saturday to say goodbye in person, but I don't have to tell you about the problems the weather has brought to this area. Who would have thought we would have such a hard winter?

    Hope the rest of the preparations go well.
    Last edited by Bill Satko; 12-19-2008 at 12:39 AM.

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    Greg, I just want to wish you a Safe and Uneventful Trip, and All the Best that life can offer in your Move and newest Venture. Sorry we didn't have This Forum when I used to travel up to Washington a lot, or I would sure have looked you up. Merry Christmas to you and your Family, I'm sure it will be a Happy Reunion there.

    By the way, When are you gonna spring for that HOUSE in your Avatar?

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    Boy, going on a trip with dogs sound even worse thank with kids!

    I wish I could meet up with you at Narita, that would be grand, as I'd love to give you a ride to Haneda, but, I very much doubt that even my large van could transport both of your pet containers

    When you get into a house you own and you need a hand in renovating it, I hope to be able to come down and do so, I've never been to that part of the country

    I'm sure you will be up to Tokyo at some time, so we should be able to meet then as well, at least we will be in the same timezone!

    Cheers!
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