On Friday, July 25th, sometime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., a big empty 6' x 7' x 8' crate will arrive at my house. I'll have until Monday to load it up with everything I want to take to Bloomington that won't fit in my suitcases. (I moved to Portland with one of these things, and I didn't manage to fill it up then, but I 'spect I have more stuff now. Any furniture I don't bring with me, Monica keystricken gets to keep (or not).) On the 31st, I'm getting on a plane; on the 1st, I'm getting off a plane; and on the 4th, my stuff arrives at my place in Bloomington and I unpack it.
Total price: $2000 and change. It's probably not much different than what it would cost to rent a truck and drive it across the country, with the added convenience that I don't have to drive a truck across the country. (Aside from that being a long haul, there's also the small matter of my no longer having a valid driver's license, since mine expired back in March. Letting it expire was pretty dumb of me, but I do feel good about never needing to drive. Plus, using my passport in all situations where I need a photo ID makes me feel like a sophisticated and sexy person.)