If you haven’t heard, my family and I are relocating to Redmond, Washington in the USA. Redmond is sort of the anti-Beijing – small town, lots of rain, blue skies (when it is not cloudy), and people tend to be friendly. We don’t pull out of Beijing until the end of the month, but the movers will be here in two weeks and I have hardly done a thing to get ready.
Not that I’m worried. When Michael Warren from Asian Express came over to survey our belongings and provide an estimate, he said we didn’t have that much to ship. Its true, after a decade in China, we still rely on the eclectic furnishings of our landlord to make the home livable. Most of the furniture we do own, bookshelves and kid’s beds, will be sold or donated to Roundabout. We already decided to ditch all of our appliances and practically the entire contents of the kitchen. That leaves personal items, books and toys; lots of toys.
Although I’ve made some inroads towards reducing clutter, the arrival of moving boxes yesterday served as a signal to get busy sorting. Still, there are writing deadlines, those taxes I need to finish up, I kind of want a massage, and it is a glorious day, so I’m sure there will be plenty of time next week. How much work could it be anyway? One way or another, everything will be gone soon enough.
Photo: Warmsleepy (Flickr)