Pick up visa - check
Book flight - check
Book hostel - check
Email my schools - check
Fight with the bank about extending the expiration dates on my debit and credit cards - check
Meet Yasar at the bank who is helping to fix everything - check
Things are looking pretty good!
So, the next couple of weeks will be filled with packing and researching pretty much anything and everything on life in Madrid - where to live, how to rent an apartment, what to do there, where to visit, what to bring, what not to bring, what I'll be teaching, what I'll need to teach, etc.