Our stuff from Fairbanks got delivered on Monday. There were two crates in a large truck van bed and it didn't look like a lot. Then it got moved, box by box, into the house. Luckily we have a lot of room here so most of it got piled into one of the back bedrooms and who knows, it all might just stay there! It really makes you rethink material objects that you just can't live without. I wish I could repack all of this stuff based on what our life has been like since we taped up the last box and sold our house at the end of July. Since I've never had to move like this before it was a good experience and now I understand better some of the looks Tim was gaving me when we were orignially deciding what would stay and what we'd take with us.
All that being said, there were a few items that I couldn't wait to unpack:
- salad spinner - no more soggy salads and dripping lettuce on sandwiches
- yea - real forks, knives, and spoons - so long washing plastic stuff
- kitchen knife - its hard to carve a turkey with a pocket knife!
- a blanket instead of slippery sleeping bags that kept sliding off the bed (do you recognize this blanket, Aunt Hazel?)
- rubba boots - I am in Juneau afterall!