What do you take when moving to a rural mountain in Honduras? That’s a good question and one that I’m still working on. This is Sarah writing and I haven’t even been inside the house we’ll be living in yet.
I’ve got the summer clothes packed, but how many long sleeve things should I take? Apparently the locals there wear warm jackets during their “winter,” but that might only be 60 F. After so much summer heat will I lose my Minnesota-winter-toughness and feel like wearing long sleeves too?
I’m not quite sure about the bugs and dust in our house yet, so I’m trying to stay on the safe side when it comes to packing. For now I’m leaving the beautiful quilt my mom made for our wedding. I think the handmade, lace pillowcases my great-grandmother made will stay in Minnesota. What things are “essential” for Jason and myself? Apparently computers, as we’ll eventually have two laptops and a desktop with us, even without internet at our house. We’re going to attempt rock-climbing as a new sport, so we’re bringing harnesses and a rope. And for me personally, I’ve got my paints and colored pencils packed — oh, and that reminds me that I need to go and find some of my piano music to go too. Probably the most interesting thing we’re taking with us is a small supply of Asian cooking products, which we’ll have to ration out for special occasions. So far we were given a care-package from friends with curry powder, spring roll wrappers, and a few other things, but I’m still hoping to get to the store for some sushi wrappers, fish sauce, and sweet chili sauce before we leave (tomorrow morning early).
I think I need to get back to the packing.