Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

So, all of my stuff was loaded into a container and left the London Thamesport on the 29th of September on the good ship (at least I hope it’s good!) Hoechst Express which is owned and operated by Hapag-Lloyd which is a German shipping company.  The ship is “expected” on the 20th of October in …

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Since I am pretty sure that she doesn’t read this (at least not in anything close to real-time) due to having an extremely active toddler in the house, I feel that I can post pictures of these without any major repercussions.  It might even be a good thing given how the UK and US postal …

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So, the application is done and dusted and sent off to Imperial College to pore-over and now I get to work on a few things.  I didn’t really feel right blogging too much when I had this application looming over my head, like a great e-sword of Damocles.  However, it is done and there is …

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So, it’s been a few weeks since I last wrote for you my faithful readers.  I’m sure that you have also been busy with the holiday season so I hope that you don’t hold it against me too terribly much.  I’ve had an interesting holiday season working in the department store.  All I can say …

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Tuesday night at Yarn Therapy I got a late birthday/early moving/random happy day gift from Terri Pike the fearless leader of our group. It is a felted rock. The cat embroidered onto it symbolizes “a nice lady lives here” in hobo signs.  (For more hobo signs, just google “hobo signs”.  I told Terri that the …

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Packing is in full-swing here.  We’re up to the mid 200’s in the box numbers.  Mind you a lot of those are the wonderful cat food and litter buckets that I am obsessive about saving since they make great yarn containers but they are not the biggest things to pack things into.  However, they are …

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My husband is a saint.  No, it’s not that he only has the patience of one (which he does) but that he is, in fact, as saint.  The pope just doesn’t know it yet.  Screw the pope (he probably needs it!), the world doesn’t know it yet.  I am sure that some folks kinda figured, since …

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I mailed off the Christmas cards today.  They were almost all 59 cents, which is the standard going rate for wedding invitations.  I think this is the divine raspberry in my face since I never mailed out any wedding invitations to our wedding since I wanted to elope.  Oh, and we had a grand total of …

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Today was busy and expensive.  I booked the shipping container that will be taking all of our worldly belongings to the UK.  That was a $750 deposit.  I paid the tag for the car…$55.  I paid the fees for my gym membership $40 (they waived the late fees since I told them about the card …

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