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Well as many of the member know we have been planning to move to PH. for many years.
We are almost there, house on the market 2 weeks ago, shipping container for the move arrived today and the packing begins. Yes we are on the move.
Sounds simple but as many know it is quite a complex situation with many many hurdles and even more tough decisions. We have been selling/offloading my 60 years of accumulations (yes several tears and buts) for the last 12 months, the money is great and once gone I/we are not missing a thing and we have less to organise and pack though the container will be pretty full I'm sure.

Looking forward to my but I know there will be plenty to do once there.

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We made our final move just over 10 years ago, not to PH but to Spain. I would say one thing, be careful about deciding what you no longer need/want. I got rid of a load of books (old ones and now irreplaceable) and now that my mobility is a bit less than it was, would have liked to re-read some of those books while I can still see well enough.
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Good luck on you move Steve and sometimes it feels good to lighten the load and many furniture items that would work in a dryer climate won't hold up so well here so best to sell and use the money for something that will hold up in this humid weather.

I agree with Balidlocks I wish I had brought a few books with me because after several years I felt like relaxing and reading again but at the time I only sent a few Balikbayan boxes with limited space and I also wished I had brought all my steel pots, large steel baking containers, and cast iron skillets and anything made out of quality steel because its very expensive and hard to find.
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We made our final move just over 10 years ago, not to PH but to Spain. I would say one thing, be careful about deciding what you no longer need/want. I got rid of a load of books (old ones and now irreplaceable) and now that my mobility is a bit less than it was, would have liked to re-read some of those books while I can still see well enough.
Thanks for that input baldilocks, good points indeed. I have many hundreds of books that I have read and dragged around with my moves for the last 40 odd years, I never reread any of them so time to let them go, problem is no one wants them, can't give them away.
Like myself these days most read online.
I will definitely take one or two boxes of favourites but 6 to 7 boxes will go.
Have you looked what is available online to suit your reading tastes? You like me may be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers, Steve.
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Thanks for your good wishes Mark, we probably will need them once we hit customs in Manila. lol.
We have a similar humidity here on the sunny coast average 76% but yes worse in PH. though it doesn't seem so bad where we are on the beach. My biggest concern is the salt air and how to stop things rusting.
As we are shipping a container we will get heaps of stuff in (fill it up I keep telling Ben) even bits and pieces that we don't want or need will go to family once we settle in.

Off to keep packing Mark.

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Thanks for that input baldilocks, good points indeed. I have many hundreds of books that I have read and dragged around with my moves for the last 40 odd years, I never reread any of them so time to let them go, problem is no one wants them, can't give them away.
Like myself these days most read online.
I will definitely take one or two boxes of favourites but 6 to 7 boxes will go.
Have you looked what is available online to suit your reading tastes? You like me may be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers, Steve.
Unfortunately books that were published back in the 1800s don't seem to appear in online lists. I also got rid of several bound copies of the early editions of Punch magazine (from N°1) and copies of the Times newspaper from 1805 announcing the death of Nelson.

Not all the books from that period went, I still have a few including bound copies of Hobbies magazine.
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We made our final move just over 10 years ago, not to PH but to Spain. I would say one thing, be careful about deciding what you no longer need/want. I got rid of a load of books (old ones and now irreplaceable) and now that my mobility is a bit less than it was, would have liked to re-read some of those books while I can still see well enough.
Understand your situation 100% I brought all my books with me. So now I have a library in my home with wall to wall book shelves... "but" in retrospect I would have left them behind and simply committed to the Amazon Kindle deal...as many book as I want for under 10 dollars per month. I can have up to 10 novels at a time. When I need to I send them back (virtually) and pick additional novels to "borrow" It is the way to go. In addition a nice feature is that you can read a few pages before you pick a novel...In the PH the completely seal a new book so that you are unable to read the inside of the jacket unless you buy the book plus poor selection compared to what we had back in the states for hard cover books.
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Thanks for that input baldilocks, good points indeed. I have many hundreds of books that I have read and dragged around with my moves for the last 40 odd years, I never reread any of them so time to let them go, problem is no one wants them, can't give them away.
Like myself these days most read online.
I will definitely take one or two boxes of favourites but 6 to 7 boxes will go.
Have you looked what is available online to suit your reading tastes? You like me may be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers, Steve.
Steve there are many "used" book stores that would be intrsted in your books...maybe even the local library (at least in the small towns) but they too have gone virtual in many respects
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Glad to hear that you’re getting close to wrapping everything up and getting over here. Good luck and I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly for you guys!
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I also wished I had brought all my steel pots, large steel baking containers, and cast iron skillets and anything made out of quality steel because its very expensive and hard to find.
Haha, couldn't believe how hard it was to find a cast iron skillet here in Cebu - I ended up carrying a good one over in my luggage.

Good luck on the move, Steve.
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