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Household Goods Arrive

Sorry, friends, I know I have been off-line, but our household goods arrived, went through customs today and were delivered this afternoon, the first day of the great Doha HUMIDITY. I really felt sorry for the guys having to carry everything in. While the current temperature reads 98°F / 37°C, the humidity is 52% – your sunglasses steam as soon as you leave your house or car. You go through about three changes of clothing a day – your clothes stick to you. You drip sweat, if you are outside for any length of time – or if your doors are open so boxes can come in. It’s pretty awful, and I am thankful that although all my stuff is pretty well baked, it was not steamed.


I got most of the kitchen stuff unpacked, and then AdventureMan and I looked at each other and laughed and said “We quit!” Moving used to be more fun.

I’ve got a couple mountains to move, and I will be back with my normal commentary.

June 29, 2009 - Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Living Conditions, Moving, Weather


  1. good luck moving man.

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    From sunny CA,

    Comment by Tom Lopy | June 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. I feel for you, my friend. Glad it’s not me!

    Comment by momcat | June 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. loooool I thought you were saving some boxes for me to help with 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. I might save the books for you, Little Diamond . . . or I might get them all put away and we can PLAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks, Momcat – you’ve done your time!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  6. It does get old, all that moving! But once you’ve got the stuff inside, crank up the AC, open a bottle of wine, and it’s like Christmas, you know, looking through the boxes and finding things you didn’t remember packing. Well, maybe not quite like Christmas. I rather enjoy the putting away part — it’s getting it into the house in sweltering weather conditions that drains you. And getting rid of all the packing materials. Good lord, the way these packers pack nowadays, entire mountains are deforested to make the paper! No, I don’t mean to make you feel guilty!

    Go slow, be happy,

    Miss Footloose

    Comment by Miss Footloose | July 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. Miss Footloose, you are right about the packers! I have to say, our movers, GAC, were really really good. I let them pack big things and some fragile kitchen things, and they did a great job. But each coffee cup was wrapped in two full sheets of paper, and then, two more full sheets of paper. EACH ONE! It is a mountain of paper, but they will pick it up, and the boxes, they are recycling, which is a good thing.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 1, 2009 | Reply

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