Once again I'm looking at a stack of all my treasured possessions packed up in big black bags. It only took about 5 hours to pack, actually, and I feel a huge sense of relief having done that. I also feel much more clearly that we are really leaving. Because of the weight of all of our bags, we're sending them tomorrow as cargo on a bus and picking them up on Sunday when we arrive on a plane. At least that's what we hope will happen. Lima, here we come!