Things are moving on a bit since we discovered that we are moving to Zambia – but only a bit. I have placed some unwanted furniture items on an email and distributed to the local school community. We have chosen a school (but not paid the deposit), we have seen the house on a Skype tour, but haven’t decided what we will take with us. This is a subject of on-going debate (but mainly one- sided. Oddly enough my family aren’t as interested in these things as I am).
We only have 610kg allowance (plus baggage allowance on the flight out there), the rest of our worldly belongings will be placed in storage for the foreseeable future; and being told that you have to pay for your own storage (for however long that might be: 3 years, 6 years, more?) really focuses the mind. You start viewing each piece of furniture in € signs. For example: “That wardrobe is going to cost me 722€ to store over 3 years : if we are gone for 6 years, it will be 1444€. How much do I really like it?”. The answer: It’s on the ‘for sale’ list!
Mildly interesting if it wasn’t so stressful. And I’m sure only interesting to me! Still, I will post photographs of my packing successes (and failures) as they unfold.
If you know what 610 kg looks like, let me know!