Packing: For Men

July 3, 2017 Planning

I’d like to say up front that I don’t dress my husband.  I might buy him something occasionally but I don’t lay out his clothes or plan to coordinate with him.  That having been said, he is a bit lax on buying clothing for himself so, since packing for a year abroad takes some advance thought, I’ve been putting a plan together for him. Our main priority, besides dressing in an acceptable way, is to stay cool and comfortable whileRead More

Packing: For the Home

June 26, 2017 Planning

An early question we’ve been fielding in any discussion about our move is “What are you doing with your things?”  This is a natural question, as we plan to bring only what we can carry on the plane in a few large suitcases. As we look around our apartment, we’ve been categorizing our material possessions: things to bring, things to sell/donate, and things to put in storage.  We’ve even had to create a new category– things to loan– because someRead More

A New Adventure

March 4, 2017 Planning

I first started this site and blog back in 2012 when I was making plans to move permanently to Guyana, South America. I had previously pioneered in Guyana in the mid-’90s and, after a visit in 2011, decided to return permanently.  But even now, reading back on those posts from 2012 about my plans, I can sense my ambivalence about the move. One of the reasons for my ambivalence was that I felt that I was falling in love withRead More

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