RIP Steve Irwin, best known as the daring "Crocodile Hunter". He died getting pierced through the heart by a stingray tail because he got a bit too close to it.
For the last few days, I’ve been trying to find a quote to send all our packed stuff (clothing, books, photos etc.) to Jakarta via sea freight. The quotes are around the $1200 – $1700 range for 5 boxes of 18" x 18" x 22", door to door delivery. I’m not sure if that’s a good price or not, considering we could probably purchase everything in the box for that price (I guess it’s still better than us trying to balance carrying 5 boxes and 3 luggages going back to Indo ).
The most interesting part was that one company suggested I talk to Fedex. I always thought this wouldn’t be much help, thinking that air freight would cost a ton of money (I did the online quote, and it turned out to be almost $5000 !!!). But anyway, I called in and talked to a rep, and to my surprise, he brought the price down to about $1700, door to door delivery within 1 week!. A very interesting quote indeed. So, we’re still deciding on whether to send it Fedex or just try to get the cheapest sea freight shipment.
Next up, flight tickets
The more I learn about Mississauga’s Mayor, Hazel Mccallion, the more respect I have for her. I mean, how many 85 year old women mayors in the world are there? And even further, how many are healthy, active, tough, and taking care of almost 1 million citizens in her area?
Well, yesterday, she also proved how much her constituents respect her. She commanded a person ready to kill himself to come down from his roof. You know what? The police have been trying for a couple of hours to get this guy down with no results, but when the mayor came and told him to come down, he didn’t ask questions or resisted, he obeyed straight away, end of story. Now that’s what I call respect! [Link]
Hey everyone, since we’re trying to sell our condo, we need to get rid of lots of stuff to get it cleaned up. The items and pictures are listed at http://www.darrickrochili.com/movingsale .
Please feel free to contact me if there’s something you want that’s not listed, we might have it :).
Should be more posts coming up soon.
Hi everyone, I’m back after a long absence. Sorry for not letting anyone know. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks trying to cope with another baby in the family. The last few weeks, my older son was sick twice, baby got a cold, and now my son is sick again with a fever, so it’s been a vicious cycle.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still here, and will start posting more often now that I can breathe a bit easier (I said a bit Still lots of those sleepless day and nights, making me feel like walking cyborg some days).
Will post an update after this about what I’ve been up to and what’s going on in my life.
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