Thursday, December 30, 2010
Playing Sit & Sort; and the Dolphin Gets a Name!
We are still waiting to see what kind of my housing my kid, Sly, is going to get so that I can be on my merry way. I originally put in my notice to be out of my rental house by January 14th, but since Sly still doesn't have an apartment or a room in a house with other students, I've rescheduled my departure until the end of January. My property manager is a very nice, flexible guy, so whether I leave earlier or later than January 31st, it will all be okay, just so long as I communicate regularly as to what my plans are.
In the meantime, I now have a little more time to carefully go through things. First I went through all of my eBay inventory that I am bringing with me--vintage designer silk scarves that I haven't yet listed for sale. My inventory and the reference books on scarves, silk, designers, etc. now all fit nicely into one 18-gallon Rubbermaid tote.
I spent several days working on a lifetime of photographs, going from three bankers' boxes to one small box that I can bring with me and enjoy.
Then I went through all of my vintage fabrics...haven't been able to confine them into one Rubbermaid tote, but I'll make another pass through these before I leave.
Now I'm working on art supplies. As a mosaic artist, I have lots of heavy materials that I won't be bringing with me. I'm going to concentrate on fabric art while traveling because it's so much lighter to work with, and also my unsold scarves make wonderful sewing materials. I'd like to get my art stuff down to one Rubbermaid tote, and I have quite a ways to go on that goal.
After researching dolphin facts, dolphin-related gods and goddesses, dolphin-sounding names, etc., I've decided to call my motorhome "The Guppy." True, baby dolphins are not guppies; they are called calves. But I can't see myself saying, "Well, let me go see if I have it in The Calf..." Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old girl who is currently trying to be the youngest person to sail around the world, has a ketch called Guppy, and she is an inspiration to me.