Saturday, June 19, 2010

Still Moving After All These Years

by Pa Rock
World Traveler

The movers will be back for Round 2 on Monday morning. Friday they picked up a small load that should arrive on Okinawa about the same time I do. It included dishes, towels, some cooking utensils, clothing, and bedding. Monday's load will be everything else bound for that little island in the Pacific. What doesn't leave on Monday will be picked up Wednesday for stateside storage.

Today I packed my professional library at the office and brought it all home for the Monday shipment. I also went to Costco and bought a new computer table, along with a couple of end tables. A very nice fellow helped me get the heavy boxes into my cart. It turns out he was there manning a display of six types of beer made in Bend, Oregon. I can't remember the last time that I bought beer of any description, but I purchased a case of his designer beer as my way of thanking him for the help.

The beer may come in handy because I'm thinking about throwing a little street party to say "sayonara" to my neighbors - and to watch the park manager explode!

So many people have told me the following story, claiming to know it for a fact, that I am certain it has to be an urban legend:

A family was moving overseas. When it came time to get their cat ready for the flight, kitty was nowhere to be found. It turns out, of course, that the curious cat had climbed into one of the boxes for a snooze as the packers were doing their work. The family smelled the poor cat at their new home before they got the box open!

I will be monitoring Scroungy Bastard's movements closely on Monday and Wednesday!