We've had two or three really good, detailed threads on this subject within the last 9 months or so, with contributors taking the time to type up lists of things to watch for, items to take with you, how to handle the money, and etc.
I can remember that two of them were started by Lizbeth and Bryan, which should help in your search.
I don't mean to hold out on information now, but it's a shame to let the prior extensive threads "go to waste" when they are as close as a search away.
I traveled thousands of miles to get my Boler
, so I'm with you in spirit