Saturday, November 25, 2006
Things are moving forward at a leisurely pace but I expect to be runnin' full speed by the new year. I have been gathering lots of contacts for people already livin' in Hawaii, talking with everyone I can, gathering info about housing, work and life in general on the islands. It is still all very much up in the air as to what I will be doing for work and on which island. The departure date is still around March or April depending on how everything works out. I may postpone leaving for a month to watch a friends house while they are on vacation to help out, put a few more clams in my pocket and take the time too cross my I's and dot my T's. Of course if anything that can't be passed up comes about, I am ready to shift into high at anytime and accelerate.
I have set up Chongolio's Flea Market as an outlet for my art and the things I am willing to depart with. I have already started posting items with links to purchase through Paypal. I figure I will give my friends, family and Coconut Wired listeners a chance to help out and get first grabs at the stuff they might want. I am going to try and start posting a few more things every week. After some time passes and I still have there is no interest some things will go on the Bay Area craigslist. Whatever doesn't get sold will most likely go into storage or more likely get taken to Goodwill or given away.
Sorting through all my possesions will probably be one of my biggest and hardest challenges. I love my stuff and I have a lot of it. But my gut feeling is to break away from all the clutter and knick knacks I have accumulated and start again all fresh like. At this point, I want to keep and ship my computer, work station, plotter, tools, as well as some shop and art supplies. I think it would be a good move to have the ability to make some kind of side money with graphic design, vinyl graphics and decals once I get out there. I am also really leaning heavily torwards shipping my van too. The benfits of having transportation while trying to get established justify the cost, which is going to run about $1000.00. In a worst case scenario, I could always live out of it and rent some commercial space until I can settle into a comfortable living and working situation.
Alos, I have been keep a steady eye on Craigslist Hawaii for opportunity and I have also been lurking around on Hawaiithreads.com and Punaweb.org but have yet to post and introduce myself. Maybe after the holiday madness has ended I will come out of the shadows and start posting. Time still appears to be abundant but I know December is going to slip by liked greased bacon after that time is going to start wingin'. I still have lots to do and better keep up with my checklist.
Please feel free to comment, contact or share any of my info with anyone you know who might be able to help out with info, contacts or opportunities in Hawaii. Mahalo.