Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning as you are preparing to move. This past week Terry, from Barrett Moving and Storage, came to our apartment to see our things. He determined that all of our belongings would fill around 60% of a 20 foot shipping container. He even said Greg's model train table would probably fit into a mattress box and will not have to be specially packed. That means, it will be insured during the move.

While we are a few months from the men coming to pack up all of our things, we have begun the process of asking... Are we bringing that? Would that work with 50Hz 220V electricity? Should we send that in the shipping container, or in our air shipment? How many winter clothes do we still need? When should we sell our cars? We realize, we have a lot to do in the next 3 months.

I began sifting through clothes and other belongings sorting them into three piles. Donate, Bring, and Store. The donate pile is really two sections, one headed to the thrift store (the pile on the left) and the other our family cabin (the pile in the middle). The store pile (on the right) needs a Rubbermaid tote and will be kept in Marion for storage.

Some of our house plants will be adopted by a co-worker of mine tomorrow, and slowly but surely we will be ready to move. Bangkok here we come.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Our Calendar

Recently, many of our friends and family have said to us, "We hope to come see you before you leave." While we welcome anyone who wants to venture out to Hutch, you may want to make sure we are here first. Our calendar is filling up quickly! If you can't make it here, perhaps we will get to see you where ever we are going. Let us know if you want to come, we have a futon, some floor space, and usually some beverages in the fridge. Here is what our weekends look like from here to July.

This weekend- Here!
17th- Here, but busy until Saturday afternoon
24th- Here, but tentative plans
May 1- Back to Iowa
8th- Cabin Opening
15th- Duluth to visit friends
22nd- OPEN!!!
29th- Maybe here, Maybe at the cabin
June 5th- Wedding in Michigan
12th- Thailand
19th- Thailand
26th- Boundary Water Trip
July 3rd- Cabin
July 10th- From here on out we have no plans, but it is probably within a month or less of moving.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


While Greg started his vaccinations for moving over a year ago, I just started the vaccination process this past week. It wasn't too bad, but still- shots are never fun. Good thing for us we only have 4 to complete! Here's what our schedule looks like:

Hepatitis A- Now
Hepatitis A second dose- I'll get mine in Thailand, Greg will get his here
Typhoid- Get in June right before we go on our housing trip.
Malaria- Get in Thailand

As you can tell, we are new to this blogging thing... I need to learn to take pictures of things, not just pull things from Google!

Happy Easter!