Sarah Jane Humke

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

So I have started my spinning again.  I couldn’t for the first few weeks that I was here because the wheel was in transport.  Then once it got here I needed to find the rest of the bits of it as they were packed away in the bewilderingly labeled boxes.  By the time that I …

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Last Thursday my container arrived in Central Iowa.  I had found out the day before that it had been sitting in Cedar Rapids for several days as no one seemed to have contact information for me.  Also, it had been inspected by customs and I had a nearly $500 charge that I needed to pay …

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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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I’ve not given a lot of space here to my knitting and crocheting projects of late as other aspects of my life have taken-up a great deal of my time.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I’ve not been working on anything.  On the contrary, I worked on an afghan right up until the movers packed …

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On Tuesday at around 2am GMT we awoke to get the proverbial “show on the road”.  The cats were all duly corralled and crated and the car was loaded with baggage and animals.  Driving to Heathrow at that hour of the day is quite easy which is probably a good thing as we had a …

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9am Waiting for the movers to show-up.  They had warned me that they would be earlier today, like 8am.  Am not mad, just a tad annoyed as I could’ve slept-in had I known that they were going to be this late. 9:05am Movers roll-in. 9:15am Meara and I roll-out to do some errands. 10:30am Meara …

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At 9am this morning my house was invaded by 5 strong men armed with packing tape and giant rolls of bubble wrap with cats on it.  The moving crew had arrived. They immediately set to work boxing and wrapping everything that they could get their hands on.  It’s actually quite remarkable.  The speed and efficiency …

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