On Monday, we will get a 40 foot container delivered to our driveway. Our “stuff” from San Jose is arriving. On Tuesday we have 4 movers coming out to help move it in.
We have lived here for almost 5 months. We’ve both taken several trips bringing our clothes, computer essentials and such. Peter acquired the basics first thing in January. His ordered list went something like this:
- Internet service
- Cable service
- Telephone service
- Plastic table for computer stuff w/folding chairs
- Inflatable bed
- Kitchen pans, dishes, glassware and silverware (all mega-large size)
- Microwave and toaster oven
- Tools – screwdriver, drill
- Bar stools (for use on our kitchen island)
- Folding lunch tables for use as night stands, side tables, tool tables, TV table, etc.
I came along and we’ve added a few more things
- Bed (need one for guest room anyway)
- Table/chairs for Lanai (on sale at Costco)
- Sofa and Chair in living room
- Cleaning equipment including ShopVac
- Lawn Mower
All in all we’ve been living with only basics, watching TV on a tiny 12-inch LCD Peter somehow hand-carried over (along with computers, hard drives, cameras, dive gear, etc. –TSA must have loved him), listening to music with our iPods hooked up to small 2.1 computer speakers (again hand-carried by Peter), cooking meals in a huge pan from Costco that’s too big to fit in the oven, and so on. On Monday/Tuesday that will all change. Peter is really looking forward to getting his space back together. He has gone much longer without his stuff.
For the most part, I’m dreading getting the stuff. There are a few things I am really looking forward to getting:
- Gardening tools
- A couple home improvement books (though these days you can google most anything)
- My drafting table and gear
- File cabinet – I’m tired of my temporary filing system!
- Big TV and stereo
- A few kitchen items
- Automatic cat box
So that probably leaves 600 moved items/boxes that I’d be happy not to see again. Things to find homes for. Things to clean. Things that add clutter. Things that may sit in boxes until they are given away.
For the most part, I’ve enjoyed the simplicity and zen-like nature of living. Hopefully, I can strive to attain that again…without the pain of a move!
Maui-isms Revision – in my last post I talked about the Merrie Monarch festival. I was incorrect in stating it was on 6 hours. It is really on 3 nights (tonight is the finale) for 6 hours each night. And the winner announced was actually last year’s winner. My apologies!