66 Boxes of Passion for Port-au-Prince

Since our shipping container from Port-au-Prince arrives tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few photos of our Haitian movers boxing up our lives two months ago.  These images suggest the scope of what will be delivered to our old Kentucky home tomorrow morning.

And, I might add, these 66 boxes will arrive at a downtown Victorian already full of our pre-Haiti treasures–a home over-flowing with furniture and books and art–the memories of lives well-lived, a globe well-trotted.

The question remains–where, in name of all things packable and not-so-packable, will we put Port-au-Prince in a home filled to over-flowing with India, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka.  I know the planet is a well-populated place, but do we really need so much of it in our living room?

So, wish us a world of luck over the next several days, as my partner Sara and I sort mountains of memories–66 boxes of passion for Port-au-Prince.

24 thoughts on “66 Boxes of Passion for Port-au-Prince

  1. I can’t help but wonder what the Haitian Moving Guys think as they pack up 66 boxes of stuff from only two people. Your comment “Do we really need so much of it in our living room?”: so funny.


    • Unfortunately, we aren’t ready to downsize. We will hopefully send some things on to our next location, but we are fortunate to be able to keep our home in Lexington for the things we love the most.


  2. I feel your pain, Kathy…we filled a 26-foot moving van twice with boxes when Jim and I moved to our house (furniture went with professional movers). It’s been almost three years, and some of the boxes are still unopened…

    Good luck!



  3. hm…I say, unpack and keep the art…donate the rest…

    purge. purge. Simplify…and then purge. I read a study done by some Danish guy a few years back…that we only use about 8% of EVERYTHING that we have…

    that is sad.

    blessings, and have fun unpacking. I say, if you didn’t miss it, you don’t need it!


  4. I hope you two are not like me and are major procrastinators….. we moved into this house almost 4 years ago….and there are still boxes in the garage that I have yet to unpack! Good luck ladies! 🙂


  5. I’ll have my fingers crossed for you both! Marty and I had some boxes in storage that went untouched/unopened/unused for six years… hopefully you and Sara will be more on top of the unpacking thing! 🙂


    • No, and believe me–I’m not happy about it! But then again, they won’t want to commit her before the last minute, as they know there could be another massive disaster somewhere in the next month, which would change everything. It’s frustrating!


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