Well, what a day! I finally put all my guitar and recording gear up for sale on Craigslist, priced to move, and move it did! Every single item on the list is spoken for that I put up for sale, the only thing that I haven't sold is the Tascam digital four track, which I'm going to hang on to for a field recorder in conjunction with the H2N.
This puts me back into fighting trim - now everything I own will fit in 3 pieces of luggage, and I might be able to reduce that to 2 if I eliminate a travel bag of medical supplies (bandages, etc.) that I believe I can get away without. If I need to move to change contracts, or end up bouncing around extended stay inns while I search for a longer-term place, it won't be such a gigantic pain in the butt.
With Tracktion 4 (a digital audio workstation program, or DAW) in my arsenal, now moving back into pure composition is VERY possible. This would save me the Alesis Qx25, but it's pretty small anyway so it's not super-critical. I saved more space cutting my t-shirt collection down by 75%!
Dang, I need a beer. I'll have to grab a six on the way home tonight, when I get dinner from the grocery store. I don't want to keep a fridge full any more, just going to buy what I need when I need it. Less to waste by throwing out when I finally leave!
If all goes mostly according to plan, the morning of March 1st. I'll get up in my old place, pack up the last of my stuff, and then go to work - and go home to my new place! I'll check in February 28, drop off my rolling suitcase full of goodies, and then go off to work as usual.
It's a pain in the tail, but I'm sure it will all work out OK.