Okay, really it was late afternoon, but my HHE (sea freight) along with my consumable (food!) has arrived. It arrived from the ship in four large wooden crates on the back of a flatbed truck. The biggest challenge seemed to be getting the metal straps off the crates (the cutter didn’t work, they ended up beating them with a mallet against a crowbar to weaken the metal). A bit of background for those who don’t speak State Department. HHE is the freight that comes by sea to your post, several thousand pounds of it. This is most of what you decide to bring to post with you. It’s how you can take some furniture and other things that will make an empty, if furnished, house, a home. All my kitchen was packed in there complete with George Foreman Grill and Crock Pot. So was my e-Go electric moped and my bicycle. The rocking chair from Costa Rica and parchments from Egypt.
Also, in its own box, a few hundred pounds of consumables. Things like toilet paper and paper towels. Bush’s baked beans, Crystal Light and Log Cabin syrup. Things you can’t get, or are hard to get, at a post. Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving. Matzoh Ball soup for Passover. Salsa for parties.
Here are a few pictures. More to come.