The next step was to rearrange the things in my bags. Apparently taking 9 books with you is a little overkill. So, I got a small box that I will send to myself and started putting things in it. Unfortunately, one of the heaviest things I had to take out was my movie collection... those will eventually make it down there, but for now I will have to rely on the Watch Instantly Netflix feature. So, moving shoes and jeans to different bags and putting things in boxes, my small suitcase now weighs in at 40lbs... how did I manage that? Don't ask questions. The big suitcase? Well, it is weighing in at a health 45lbs! This is a very good thing because I still have the few articles of clothing that I am currently wearing and then the clothes I will be wearing on saturday and sunday to pack.
My carry-on? It's been packed for almost a week! I'm being very proactive about all of this... but I kinda have to be. I leave Tuesday afternoon! Super exciting! Can't wait!