Well, after a bit of a false start earlier this year, I really am dusting off this blog...and here's why:
So, this happened yesterday!
After four years stateside, the itch grew too powerful and Superman has headed off into the wild blue yonder again! My blogging is a great way for him to feel like he knows what's going on back here in the wilds of Eastern Washington. So, to catch you up...my kids aren't "kids" any more: Charming is 25, Valiant is 20, and Buttercup is fast approaching 18...it will be a bit of a balancing act for me, sharing the fun bits without compromising any of the kids' privacy, but, hey, it should be a piece of cake, right?
2 Gorilla boxes and 2 huge bags...
A question: If you knew you had to pack everything you'd possibly need for the next four and half months (minimum!) before you'd be able to restock anything, would you be able to fit it into these boxes and suitcases? Where he is going is pretty remote...no FPO/APO service, so anything he wanted had to come with him. We're talking clothes, gym clothes, toiletries, bug spray, sheets, blankets, towels, five months of nutrition shakes, shoes...even a shower curtain. Frankly, I was amazed how little Superman took...I've been trying to figure out how little I could get away with...I'm pretty certain I'd need another Gorilla box at least.
Your entire life in two boxes 32" x 14" x 12"
The Gorilla boxes are a terrific way to get a lot of stuff safely from here to there--a friend of our ordered them from the PX at Fairchild for us, as they're standard in the military--hard-sided, but light...I found the suitcases on QVC, of all places, and they collapse down to the size of a college textbook (with the wheels inside), so they will require little to no space to store. This isn't our first time doing this, so a lot of thought went into how to get all this stuff packed. Still, you're looking at $1200+ in luggage fees.
The best part, though? I just got word from Superman that all of his luggage joined him at his final destination!!!
Anyway, there you have it...this is what is new this week in the Nagle5 world... stay tuned...it's never dull around here...