*November 8th update- I have a more accurate number now and need approx $1,400 total to cover my personal item expenses. So I'm half way there!
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So my airfare is bought to move to Uganda December 1st. Now to figure out what I need to live over there. I set the goal at $2,500 but I should have an exact number by the middle of October. It will be between $2,000 to $2,500. These contributions are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
My tax-deductible set up donations through CVM for my move to Uganda only apply to things I purchase specifically for ministry or things that will stay in Uganda if I move back be it 3 years or 30 years from now. Such as my pick-up truck, electrical power system for my hut, my table, chairs, bed, propane refrigerator, and tent.
I contemplated a gift registry but I'm looking for very specific items. I need things that are reliable and durable since I can't go to Walmart to replace anything. Plus, to reduce my preparation stress I hope to get these items all together shortly so I can weigh them and figure out how and when they are going to come to Uganda with me.
I have had several people express interest in helping out with this. So I have set this up to make it easier as everyone is spread out all over the place. I guess I have never had a bridal shower or baby shower. So I guess this is sort of a hut warming party :-)
I need tools, kitchen items, light sources, spices, personal care items, and other life necessities. One non-life necessity I will be taking is a Green Bay Packer flag to hang inside my hut to remind me of Wisconsin. Besides, the outside of my hut is green and gold!! Also, fortunately some of the items I will be able to purchase in Uganda saving the expense of transporting things over there!
Here is a random sampling of my shopping list:
Ziplock Quart bags- 1 box- $6.94
Emergen C Energy and Electrolites- 4 boxes- $8.94 each
Sentsy, My Dear Watson Travel Tin to make my hut smell like home- $5
Duck Brand Duct Tape- 2 rolls- $11.73 each
Smittybilt Recovery Strap for Truck- $39.99
WD Passport 2TB External Hard Drive -$119.98
Yoga Mat for exercises and stretching on my concrete hut floor- $18.33
Black Diamond Spot Head Light- 2 headlights- $39.99 each
Hormel Black Label Fully Cooked Shelf Stable Bacon- 2 packages- $11.28 each
Olympus VN-702PC Voice Recorder for Language Learning- $44.86
Halls Mentho Cough Drops- $14.51
CDN IRXL220 ProAccurate Insta-Read Cooking Thermometer- $8.99
Garnier Skincare Skin Renew Anti-sun Damage Spf 28 face lotion -3 bottles- $8.50 each
Penzy's Fajita Seasoning- $6.29
Transparent Classic Hot Water Bottle - Made in Germany- $18.95
Wrenches, pliers, vise grips, etc- in my emergency tool kit.
PorterCable cordless drill/saw set