Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ocean, Air & Carry

I've spent a lot of time over the last month figuring out what we will take with us versus what we will keep in storage for the duration.

Now, I have to decide what we need, when. The majority of our stuff will come via ocean shipment. We have two large containers available, and have been told (on preliminary measurement) we have plenty of room for what we wish to bring. We have been told it will take six to eight weeks for our belongings to get packed, shipped, clear customs, and delivered.

In the meantime, we will have whatever we've carried with us, and whatever we can fit into a 600 pound air shipment.

As T's company is paying for Business Class tickets for us, we are allowed three suitcase (or suitcase equivalents) per person. Which means, basically, that we can carry a whole lot. (3 suitcases x 6 people).

Which is awesome on one hand. On the other hand, whatever we plan on carrying with us, we must first get to Colorado. In our van. (Or more precisely, on our van). We are going to have to put some things on the roof, and some things we'll just have to buy in Colorado.

So I have been spending my time in closets and on shelves moving things around and deciding what I can live without for two months, and what I must have available at all times. Also, what do we need for the two & a half day car trip to Colorado. It boggles my mind.

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