I never got around to elaborating on our travels but we ended up bringing well over 300 pounds of luggage I would venture to say upwards of 350 pounds! I thought of everything from hangars, to our digital bathroom scale, to the important papers we needed and everything in between. We ended up with a total of 5 check bags and 4 carry-on’s.
Every single piece of check baggage was carefully weighed on our handy dandy digital scale so that we wouldn’t be over the weight limit of 50 pounds per check bag. There was one bag that weighed exactly 50 pounds and I mean EXACTLY 50 pounds at home. When the gal at the airport was ready to take that bag, Bob informed her saying “this bag is exactly 50 pounds.” She rather gave him a funny look, took the bag and the bag was exactly 50 pounds on the scale at the airport. It was not 50.2 pounds, I’m talkin’ no points, just 50 point zero pounds EXACTLY! (insert a HUGE PRAISE and a sigh!) I was just a wee bit concerned about that bag as that was the heaviest one. All the other bags were a mere 49 point something pounds each. It was an enormous relief that all the bags passed the scale test and I was amazed that both my scale and the scale at the airport were exactly the same.
The gentleman right in front of us in line had gone over the weight limit by 15 pounds and was charged $50.00! He argued with the gal checking his bag and she firmly said “Sir, you can either take out 15 pounds or pay the $50.00” he said in a gruff tone “just charge it”. You can imagine how jittery I was after that ordeal.
When we arrived into Binghamton, a gentleman right next to us, after seeing our luggage said “Are you guys going to be gone a month or something?” We said yes, we just moved up here.
We shocked ourselves with the amount of luggage we brought because we’ve learned to travel light. I normally pack just one carry on for the two of us if we’re going to be gone a week (that’s if it’s summertime). That’s it, we don’t fuss around with check bags and what have you. So for us to have such an entourage of luggage ended up being a puzzle loading all that stuff into the rental car. We made it home with our luggage and I had it all unpacked and put away by the very next day. The bags are now stowed away upstairs in the other bedroom and we are all settled in.
For the upsetting part, I lost my camera while whirling around all that stuff in Texas. I totally misplaced it and came to grips that I accidentally packed it somewhere. It wasn’t until I started unpacking up here in Binghamton that I found it safely tucked away in my carryon! (Sigh)
Our cars arrived yesterday! And to think just two days ago they told us we would not receive the truck until this Friday. I’ll tell ya, I felt like ‘Queen Bee’ back at the wheel of my old familiar truck. It was truly like a piece of home delivered to our hotel doorstep! And my face lit up so bright to see my set of wheels outside!
Bobby has not driven since he got home from work Friday evening. He’s made me drive everywhere this weekend so that I would get acclimated to the area. I’m so glad he thought of that and directions are starting to sink in. I’ll be ready to hit the road no problem and I have plans for the mall today.
We received our computers Friday afternoon and Bobby so diligently set up my computer that evening. I brought my tape dispenser, scissors, pens, little stapler and a few other desk items.
My Little Office
Bobby was so nice to give me our bedroom desk area downstairs and he’s taken over the bedroom desk upstairs for his computer/office area. I think he knows I got the better end of the deal but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’re settled into our little nest and beginning to call this home. After all, we’ll be here for quite a while, so why not make ourselves ta home in our hotel.