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This is a ~3-year old entry. I decided to publish it as the place of store my memory. I don't know when I will forget some moment like this.
This is a big topic. I'm thinking to pack and move my stuffs less in three months.
- First, what is the time for the departing flight. This is a critical input, but it is going to unfold when I have more information. One of that is what is the official last working day at ASU. The paper work is September 30, 2016. I have about two week of sick leaves. I suppose that I can use these days to drop off sooner than September 30 which means that I can be take off 2 weeks before that day. The second input is the travel plan after working time. I am smiling now when imaging to travel. I have not decided if I will take a trip somewhere. I probably will do. If not, I will spend sometimes just to be at home, go around and enjoy myself. That could be a nice and creative vacation. So for this first bullet, I will plan 2-3 weeks after the last working day to organize and travel. For that matter, I will start listing items for sale. Time to get off stuffs. Therefore, the departing ticket is going to be sometimes between Oct 05th to Oct 15th.
- Second, how much stuffs should I bring home. I have to be practical. For trans-Pacific route, I have two checked packs, one carry-on and a personal item. The checked luggage will be 45 lbs each. The carry one will be 23 lbs and personal item has to be minimal such as a laptop. I also plan to purchase one additional checked pack. So that is going to be 3 checked packs, one carry-on, one backpack served as personal item - a bit cheating at this approach. So that is quite plenty space, do you think. Yes, the problem is after 6 years living here in the States, I have been accumulating stuffs. By stuffs I mean about 6-7 pairs of shoes, 4-5 books (not big but heavy), lots of clothes (1.5 checked pack), electronics (which will be mostly in the carry-on).
The electronics can be quite tricky. I love electronics. I have two laptops (one Macbook Retina, one 14" Lenovo), a Mac mini (with two sets of keyboard, and a mouse), tablet (two), and electronics for Arduino project I have been pursuing. In addition, bluetooth speakers, router, humidifier. I have about 1 checked pack of those electronics.
There is something else. I would like to bring back some cups, bowls, dishes. They does not have high value of transferring rather the value of emotional attachment.
So let get straight: to streamline I should start listing items such as the keyboard (worth $100-120), iPhone 6 ($300), Phillips portable ($40).
In September, the listing will start with monitor screens, bike and car. This is the bulk of money, worth about $3000. Updated. The car was sole for $1750 and $100 for a Schwinn bike, ~$200 for a 27" IPS HP and 22" LG.
3. What I can do in the meantime? I start to run out what I should do, instead, I am jotting down what should I do from now and then. One thing I should do is keeping an eye on job perspective. Keeping one eye is a better description. Completing the current manuscript and working on the second one. I'm very optimistic for the second one. It is one year of working so I should make something useful out of that.ported directly from Penzu, July 23, 2016