Have begun packing. Am pleased that I have not accumulated too much garbage over the years but am at a loss as to what to do with my very huge audio cassette collection, which I have hardly been using since CDs and Worldspace entered home. Also I have a couple of old steel trunks ( pure nostalgia value) that I need to find use for. Maybe paint and use them as seating outdoors?
Did you know raddi-second hand cardboard cartons/ boxes for packing are available by unit price in Mumbai and by weight in Chennai. So a similar carton in Mumbai costs Rs 35 a piece and Rs 30 in Chennai. Either way, resale to the same raddiwala will fetch you half the price. Not bad , huh?
Anush's take on packing-
" I want to help/ write/ pack/ stick tape" or" Teach me how to sort Books/ cds /XXX" or" Let us count the boxes " and end with different numbers each time. Thank God she is not the assessor for the packers and movers!
When I am lifting something heavy:
"Very difficult for amma that box? " More than what Navy does . . .
When I mark the contents on sealing the box:
"Why are you writing on this ma? Write only on slate or on paper"