Friday, October 24, 2008


Today was do or die with the packing. Here is our pile.

We closed the 18-gallon Rubbermaid tubs by drilling holes in one side and using cable ties to make a hinge. One the other side, we drilled a hole and put in a TSA approved lock. After we run to the store again, we're going to put brightly-colored duct tape around them to hold them shut tightly, and we're going to write "Humanitarian Aid" and the name of our hotel.

By the way, we are staying at the Addis View Hotel.

Wow! We're almost on our way!


Renee' said...

Have a great trip Susan. I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kangaj1 said...

Susan, thanks for posting pics of how you secured the rubbermaid!! I'll wait to do it until you get back and tell me if it worked. :) We're super excited for you!!

Rob & Candy said...

woooohooo! praying for you.
candy & Rob

Heidi W said...

I'm so very happy for you!


Kara said...


Praying you all the way to ET!! So excited for you!

Thanks for the updates.

Kara Portilla

Yarnsmith said...

We'll be praying for you this week!

Drink lots of water!

Chris and Lee Gardner

Gina said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip! God Bless you and your family!
Gina Corderman

beBOLDjen said...

Now THAT is a pile of luggage!! WOW. God bless you in your travels. can't wait to see you in Addis!!!

Jori said...

Following you already!! Thanks for the rubbermaid picture, hope it works! Gods-speed and safe travels!
love ya,jori

The Davidsons said...

I followed a link from our chat group to your blog. We are also packing up our totes and it is nice to see how others are doing it. I was also thrilled to see your link to my daughter's blog, Little Goody 2-Shoes!! Thank You!!