Our air shipment from India finally arrived a few days ago. Yes, you read that correctly. Exactly six weeks after our Chennai apartment was packed up and ‘shipped’, it arrived at our house in Indiana.
Now, during my last week off of work, I get to unpack it. Ugh. I am not a fan of unpacking. Not boxes, not suitcases.
For one thing, I am almost certain that it will create a massive amount of laundry. Furthermore, it means that I will have to find homes for all of that stuff in my house that just underwent extensive cleaning and organizing. So much for being organized.
On the bright side, unpacking is going to expand my cardio options provided that the bike and trainer arrived intact. I think I feel normal enough now to actually sit on the bike too, which is a bonus.
There are also some fun things to unpack. We made an effort to buy something for Kai in each country that she visited, I am kind of excited to find all of that stuff. So far I found her stuffed panda from China and a jacket from Kathmandu (pictured above).
At least one item was completely destroyed in shipping. Chris and I bought a fairly large stone fertility elephant just before I left. A fertility elephant is a carved statue of an elephant with a smaller elephant nested inside. It is pretty impressive to see a carving inside a carving!
Anyway, ours, although packed very carefully, was reduced to dust in transit. Major bummer. I’m sure we will get paid for it, but I don’t want my money back, I want my elephant.
Here’s to hoping that the rest of the shipment arrived intact!