Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hawaii animal quarentine process....

Well.... you know this is gonna be involved when the brochure alone is 25 pages.... sigh...

Grace is totally NOT into this LOL! Her first visit included updating vacinations, her next visit a week later will be blood draw to send off to a Kansas lab to confirm no rabies (this has to be done no earlier than 120 days prior to moving) and also we will test for heartworm, her next visit will be booster on the lepto vac, she needs to get on all the preventative stuff, Front Line etc, then her very last visit we will micro chip her (big needle and not pleasant). Anyways... this is not to mention I still have to go purchase a travel crate.... gonna cost some bucks to take this girl along...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Well.... it's a start....

From Cascadia.....

Ann Wurden,

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$987 (after $30 rebate *see website for details) is the quoted price to ship your 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 on an Open carrier from Seattle, WA to Hilo, HI. This includes a deposit of $195 due at the time your vehicle is picked up. The balance is due to the driver at the time your vehicle is delivered.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Centipedes... gross....

I'm usually not a big squirmer over snakes, spiders, bugs and other thugs... but these things gross the hell out of me. The picture is from a facebook friend on Maui, she said it climbed out from under her car seat, while driving... she also said she about had a heart attack! I can see why!

After looking a bit on the Internet I've found that technically centipedes are not poisonous, but can leave a hell of a sting... and people react differently to it, from slight to severe with the need of medical attention. Mostly they are reported to be solitary and prefer dark, warm, moist areas, typically outdoors, but some do venture inside and then hide in clothes or other dark scary places.... ick! 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Or give it away.... what ever it takes... LOL

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oooo... gotta save this one...

The best spring rolls I've had have been found on the islands, Hilo Farmer's Market to be exact. I've tried to make them at home... yeah... need practice... but here's a great recipe, I'll try again!

It's official!!!!!

September 8th!! I just purchased my one way ticket! Pretty damn excited about that!!!

Yeah.... that's me with the big smile and wave in the middle LOL

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sorting, packing, shipping.... shipping, packing, sorting...

Ok... I'm glad to have had time to go through all this sorting and packing and resorting and repacking and finally.... yes finally..... starting to ship some things!! After my divorce a year ago, I was glad to have gotten away with any of my own belongings (nasty ex wanted EVERYTHING even if they weren't his prior to our marriage). I felt like, whew, at least I have these things to start a new life. But now, my feelings have changed quite a bit. I am looking at many of these things and realizing, they are just that - things. Sure there are family heirlooms that I treasure and will never part with, but some of the family heirlooms I'm handing on to other members of the family. If they want to love these items, so be it, I'm glad they are being appreciated. I will keep several things in ONE storage unit in MT to deal with in the future, also in case, just in case, I do return. I have gone through and sorted what ships, what stores, and what sells. I'd like to ship some furniture, but it's turning out to not be the case. I will see after I get there if I want to spend the money to do that. Also, I've always felt that, it's a small island, why bring yet more stuff to it, when I can likely find it all there.
One thing I keep thinking about is my glass and enamel kitchen storage containers. I'd like to have them, many people in HI say you will need to cover everything. I'm not a fan of plastic, but it holds up well in the HI environment, so does glass.... but likely not enamelware... and I want my cast iron pans!!!

Things like these go!
Things like these sell!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More small space pics I want to save

I started this blog as a way to store info and ideas for the future... I also cut out and tear out pics from magazines for the same purpose. I wanted to share these ideas as they are really appealing to me. These pics were from an article in the Big Sky Journal, titled "Montana Microhomes" by Seonaid B Campbell, photos by Lynn Donaldson