Saturday, June 14, 2008

Last day/night in Korea

It's 8:30pm and I'm in the hotel room. It is time to see if ALL of the 'items' will fit into the 2 suitcases and of course now you have to also consider... will the suitcases be overweight or not-- since, they have lowered the weight allowances?

I am only taking a medium sized suitcase that I will check and a carry-on size that I will take on the plane with me. It will have all the cameras, electronic gizmos and all their attachments/chargers/etc., dvds, jewelry (not about to put anything like that in the checked bag), books and magazines for reading entertainment, and of course some knitting for the plane ride. I wish that this suitcase was a little bigger... because, I only have half of what needs to go into it - in it... and I can tell that I need more room.

I am so tired... and for the first time... I am 'almost' (notice that I said: ALMOST) ready to get on that forever and a day flight to the states- because, if I'm on that plane... it means that I don't have to do any errands for about 30+ hours.

I have been using my change, both won and USA coins for the past 2 weeks. I was amazed at how much I had accumulated. I tend to just use the bills to pay for items and dump the coins in the bottom of my backpack or purse. I also had a ceramic bowl, in my apartment, that I would store coins in too. So, that had made my daily 'bag' pretty heavy. I do think that I've used most of the coins though.

I'm sorry that I haven't been able to use the computer to update my blog the past several days--- I've just been too busy to even get on the computer. The taxi company that serves the military base population has been on strike for weeks and I've had to walk everywhere. I don't mind walking, even though it's hot, but... mostly it's just a time sucker to have to walk everywhere to do the 'get ready to leave' errands/etc. I have to turn in paperwork, do shopping/etc. when I get finished teaching- and that only leaves me with an hour before the military offices and post-offices close for the day.

Once again, thanks for visiting my blog. I'll update when I get to the states. I'm very excited about getting to see the Grand Canyon for the first time this summer.


Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

I'm so behind on your blog. I hope your move went smoothly. You must have been so nervous, sad and excited when you wrote this blog!

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

Yep... so ready to leave... because, it would mean that I had done 'as much of my errands/etc.' as I could... (I'd been so busy doing that and ending a school year- which is busy on it's own.)

Sad... to know that w/out a doubt (as far as I know) I'll never ever come back to Korea... and this is said by someone who has lived here 3 different times.

AND, there were still things that I wanted to do/see/buy...

PS.. YOU'll catch up soon- I didn't have much time to update my blog.