… and where do I put it? My 4 Rubbermaid storage boxes with the snap-on lids are filled to their brims. My old suitcase is so filled with clean, folded clothes I had to sit on it to get the latches to work. I’m even carrying a 5 gallon bucket in my front passenger side floor for my shoes, boots and tool belt. I still have to find room for my Winter Kilimanjaro 3/4 length jacket. I think I’m leaving behind my 2nd warm jacket, no room. There are still 3-4 light jackets in the closet but they are old and worn and might wind up in next week’s trash pickup. Some have sentimental value like my American made Lee denim jacket. It’s ancient and I bought it new for $50. I think it’s time to part with it. My Otto’s Hot Dog & Sausage fleece-lined hooded sweatshirt is going even if I have to hold it outside the aircraft window. A man has to draw the line in the sand somewhere! LOL
Half my dishes are going, that goes for the flatware and coffee cups too. I’ve got 1 8″ cast iron skillet that’s going for sure. I finally packed my toaster even though you can buy a new one for $15. It takes up a lot of room so it was a close call on that one.
The checked leather duffle is stuffed with clothes and drug bottles with prescriptions on them. I decided it would be too difficult to explain ZipLock bags of pills to the inspectors. My $1500 worth of temperature sensitive insulin is going in that checked bag as well. The cargo hold should keep it cool enough on a non-stop 2500 mile 5 hour flight. The drugs will get put in that duffle at the last minute right from my refrigerator.
All is well, on schedule and planned to the smallest detail. 18 days remain until I get on that overnight flight to New England. Only 11 remain until they pick up my super packed Smart Car. It’s empty right now but come September 24th it’s getting stuffed. It will only take me 10 minutes.
I know there will be stuff left behind that I should have packed but I feel in my heart I’ve done the best I could. Where do I put my black cowboy hat? LOL