To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Farewells and Packing

We've enjoyed our sojourn in Virginia. Met many wonderful people. Worked on cool things at work. Lived in a luxury high-rise apartment. But.

Yellow roses
View from Tyson's Corner Apartment

All things grow, mature, and ultimately change.

In the background, you can see the roof of the shopping mall. It's a boring view in some respects — mostly rooftop HVAC — but there's the changeability of sky and season.

It's not a view of the Bay or the Ocean or even a Creek. But. It's a view, and that's pretty nice to have.

In about a week, we'll be finishing up our life in this apartment.

The things we can replace go to Goodwill, or A Wider Circle, or some other local charities. This is mostly Ikea furniture, some kitchenware, and a little bit of bedding and linens we can replaced when we arrive in Nevada. While the good knives and pans are important, the plates and glassware can be replaced more cheaply than it can be shipped.

Some food goes to a neighbor. Mostly it's a few pounds of flour and sugar, and a few open bottles of vinegar, soy sauce, and cooking oil.

A few things will be shipped to Nevada. Some heavy books and winter clothes. Some bathroom items like hair clippers we don't need for the next month.

The last of our "won't need this for a year or two" will get stowed in Red Ranger. (More on Red Ranger's future to come. Stand by.) CA's got a detailed list. We may wind up coming out here for an extended Bay visit in about a year. Or we may move back here in a year. The future is hard to predict.

The things we can pack into Scout (a Toyota Corolla) will go across country with us. This is Clothes. Computers. Hobby Things. Guitars.

Stand by for photos from the cross-country drive.