The hoarding has begun. In anticipation for our move at the end of next month, meaning a pack-out in about a month, I’ve started to make lists of all the things I can’t possibly live without in Africa. And consequently, collecting said items. Most are of the wet-goods variety, since these days, thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can purchase almost any dry good we need. These days, moving from post to post, I ask myself, “what did people do before the days of Amazon.com?!”
Items on said list include, but are not limited to:
- Green Hat Gin
- San Marzano tomatoes
- green goddess salad dressing
- Whole Foods products (dried beans and grains)
- Trader Joe’s products (snacks and goodies)
- all-natural cleaning supplies
- Reynold’s Wrap foil (seriously, there is no substitute)
- 1.75L bottles of Bulleit Bourbon
- a specific brand of candles from our neighborhood CVS (delicious smelling and long lasting!)
- …and Cholula hot sauce.
Also on the list is a small collection of newlywed gifts we’ve recently received. More like, newly-ish-wed gifts, I suppose. Hence the pasta press, Le Creuset stockpot, and ice bucket you see in the photo.
But you know what, in the end, the stuff you think you can’t live without, you actually can.