Saturday, November 05, 2005


Three post offices later...

I finally found a post office that handled m-bags. M-bags are the most inexpensive way to send international mail. The bags actually look like something carried by the Pony Express!

Under some most excellent advice from a current PCV in Namibia, I am using an m-bag to send a batch of books to myself. This reduced my total baggage weight by 9 lbs -- 9 lbs is a lot when you can only bring 80 lbs. Even better, it only cost $11!

Here are the books I sent myself:
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (to help stay centered)
  • Mostly True Collected Stories and Drawings (for fun)
  • Peace is Every Step (to help stay centered)
  • The Art of Being a Healing Presence (to help stay centered)
  • The World is Flat (to understand current trends)
  • Maran Illustrated Computers (to help build training plans)
  • Ashtanga Yoga (to help stay in shape)
  • World Religions (a gift from a good friend)
  • The Man Who Planted Trees (a gift from a good friend)

Friday, November 04, 2005

Bag Weights

For the curious, here are the weights of my bags:
  • Big backpack is 43 lbs
  • Duffle is 25 lbs
  • Little backpack is 13 lbs

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Bags

I just finished packing my bags, and I got my Dad to take a pic of me holding them!

Trust me, they're not as heavy as they look!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Good to the Last Piece

Yesterday was my last day of work as an IT Manager.

Many people asked me if it felt strange to be done with work, and so close to leaving. For some reason (probably a strange one) it does not feel at all strange to me.

I feel like all my puzzle pieces are in the right place.