The trailer arrives from U-Pack/ABF.
The last time we had one of these in our front yard was August of 2006.
Now all we have to do is load it.
Empirical evidence suggests that a typical CD jewel case weighs between 3.0 oz and 3 1/8 oz. Let’s call it 3.1 oz. I have to ship about 864 of them to Alaska. That means I’m shipping 164 lbs. of jewel cases.
Alternatively, I can move the CDs to binder cases like these:
Each of them weighs about 3 lbs and contains 324 discs. Well, really, they have 324 pockets, but as you can see, I’m loading every other pocket with the album art/booklet for the CD:
I figure I need six cases like that. That means I’m shipping 18 lbs, for a net savings of 146 lbs. Sounds good to me.
The best part is that, when I get there, I can put all six binders into deep storage, since I hardly ever listen to CDs, once I’ve ripped them into iTunes.
(Bonus points if you can connect the bottom picture with the title of the post. Hint: what is the first disc on the next page?)
People have been asking me if I’m out of my mind to move to Alaska. (Possibly, but that’s not important right now.)
Of course, people are generally too polite to say it directly. Instead, they ask if I know what the weather’s like there. Here’s my answer: