So much of this Tuesday is spent plowing through paperwork and stuff that I’ve accumulated, ruthlessly asking two questions of everything I handle: 1.) Is this something I want to have with me in the Philippines? Keeping in mind our first house there will be a small one full of grandchildren. And 2.) is this something that will help me make the big move quickly and easily? Unless the answer to one of the questions above is a solid “yes,” the item in hand gets pitched.
At this moment, early in 2017, I’m still living full-time in America. But in a matter of months I’ll be living part-time in Cebu, returning to the US through 2018 mostly to close out my operations here and to fulfill legal requirements. By 2019 I’ll be living primarily in the Philippines. Between now and then there’ll be a lot of traveling back and forth, a lot of business to take care of, and I DON’T need any needless stuff slowing me down.