Archive for August, 2009

Free or cheap stuff. - August 26, 2009

I have some things that need a new home..

  • 2 ft by 7 ft slanted against a wall full size mirror from Ikea.. (orig $99)
  • queen sized feather bed with cover (orig 350)
  • HEPA Air purifier from Sears (orig 150)

I’ll add more and remove those that are gone as necessary..

Make offers..  Or let me know if you need more info..  -Peter

T-14, Packing.. - August 26, 2009

Have you ever had to pack for 6+ months before?  (I have, but that’s a long story)  Into a single bag? (ok, backpack, but I haven’t acquired that yet, so I’m guesstimating)

How about moving all of your worldly possessions into a jail cell sized space (13x5x8) ?

That’s what I’m in the process of..  Shutting down this apartment I’ve been in for 4 years now, the longest in a single place since I was 10, hasn’t been easy.  My mother taught me to be a pack rat very well, though my roommates made me love throwing things away..

I still owe you all some Miss Nine photos..  She sure is pretty, and I have a few worthy of the world seeing..  all as time permits though, my move on Sunday is pretty firm, and we’ll have to clean the crap out of this place on Monday so we can get our $6000+ back..   Aah, the unemployed life.

Question of the day:  What would you pack for a 6-9 month backpack trip?

Be specific, mindful of size and weight, and assume mostly spring/summer/fall climates..  I’m avoiding winter, or will deal with that on site if necessary..

Comment please..