This is it! All the “fun” things for this year’s upcoming Big Adventure II have been done: itinerary drawn up, reservations made, deposits paid, flights booked, and clothes bought. We’ve sold all the “easy” stuff and built up our travel savings account.
But . . . we move out of our apartment in less than four months and the hard work of making that transition begins now.
Things have to be shipped for storage and to others:
- A package to our son containing some of his personal papers that we had along with his baby book and other baby items we had kept.
- A few Christmas items.
- The few pieces of art we’re keeping.
- All of our pottery collection.
- Dishes Meiling and WenYu decided they wanted to keep.
- A few Japanese items
- Kitchen utensils and our stainless cutlery.
- Two pillow covers, our antique Japanese banner, and our comforter.
- YaYu’s remaining things.
- The inflatable mattress.
So many boxes, so little time . . . .
Things have to be sold:
- My All-Clad cookware
- The big hibachi table
- A sake jug lamp
- Our dining table and chairs
- The barbecue, market umbrella, fire pit, and patio furniture
- Our TV/storage cabinet
- The sofa & coffee table
- Our mattress & bed frame
- The car
After all that we have to hold a yard sale for everything else and what’s left after that will go to the thrift store.
We have to pack our suitcases, and make sure we’ve provisioned ourselves well enough for a long-term stay overseas.
We have to get ourselves up to our little rental on the north side for our final week on the island.
And then, on May 9, we’ll depart Kaua’i for Pennsylvania!
Crunch time has arrived and we have less than four months to accomplish everything. Wish us luck!