Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Living Out of a Suitcase

D-L and I have trouble enough finding things in the Warren where we live (a majority of the time). You'd think when we travel - and have less stuff to deal with - it might be easier.

It's much harder.

We're on the road for a stretch of nearly two months. Geneva, Paris, Montreal, Johnson City, New Jersey, Long Island, Cape Cod, Boston, Montreal again, Geneva again, Stuttgart, Cologne, Amsterdam, Geneva again (D-L), Dallas (me), Berlin (me), Geneva again (both), then finally back to Argeles-sur-mer the end of October. Yeah, I know, exhausting just thinking about it.

Since we are packing all the time we can into seeing friends and relatives (http://lovinglifeineurope.blogspot.fr/2014/09/visiting-home.html), attending business meetings and conferences, and a little sightseeing along the way (not to mention re-proposing at the Eiffel Tower - http://lovinglifeineurope.blogspot.fr/2014/09/she-said-yes-again.html), we're not taking a lot of time to pack our stuff for the next leg of the journey. After all, we're currently driving, and there's plenty of room in the trunk.

But when we arrive at each new home where we're staying (family, friend, or b-n-b), and haul the suitcases and backpacks into the bedroom, we're never quite sure where anything is.

In Johnson City, we misplaced the power cord for our iPads, so went out and purchased a new one. Of course we found the original when we re-packed to leave. (At least now we have one with an American plug and one with a Swiss plug.)

Fortunately, we remembered the load of laundry we'd done the last evening at my mother's home. But I think I may have forgotten to pack the mouthwash, which may not be pleasant for D-L or anyone else on Long Island until I can get to a store.

Notes for writing projects ... medicines (I think they're in the top pocket of the black carry-on) ... hat and gloves (for when we hit the expected cold weather in Massachusetts) ... and are the smartphones charged?

Then there's waking up in the middle of the night - where are we? and where's the bathroom?

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