Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Packing Puzzle

It's been a little while since I blogger. It's not that I haven't thought about it. Last week was a very busy week and this week I'm packing. I have folks taking some extra pieces for me. They leave on Friday, so I'm sorting the big pile of stuff I want to take to Kenya and making the bits and pieces fit into the various duffel bags and foot lockers I have acquired.

It's like a giant puzzle. I'm not one to sit down and work a regular jigsaw puzzle, but I can generally do fairly well at guessing space capacities. For example, I can usually choose the right size Tupperware container for the amount of leftovers.

Packing various size pieces of luggage with various items all ending up at just about 50 pounds each without going over is a little more of a challenge than putting away leftovers. Add to that securing each piece once it's packed. I mean those little tiny luggage locks are really just for zipper pulls. What's a gal to do?

The fact of the matter is I rather enjoy the challenge of getting the pieces to fit; getting round cookware into square footlockers and deciding how many tea towels will squish into the corners... I have nearly completed the task. And whatever doesn't fit I can take with me whenever I actually leave. My very packed attic will seem spacious once I'm done. I just hope the people taking the stuff don't scrutinize the odd list of items I'm sending. You can't get chips clips in Kenya, you know.

1 comment:

Waldemar Family said...

Glad you're back to blogging:)

Packing kind of makes it real, huh?

Praying for you.