So some of you heard my story about my boxes taking a nap at Brasil Legal in Chicago. Bear with me as I outline the key points for those that haven’t, and then I will introduce a little pool I've decided to hold.
Ok. Brasil Legal (incidentally, “legal” [leg-ow] in Portuguese is the colloquial equivalent of “cool” or “sweet”) is an import goods store on Western Avenue. Marcelo gave me the hot tip that they coordinate shipping to Brazil for a fraction of the cost of other methods I checked. The shop teams up with a New Jersey-based moving company called Fastway (oh, the irony!). You drop your boxes off at the shop and Fastway collects them once a week, theoretically. I was advised upon depositing two boxes on February 17th, a date I set intentionally, that it takes roughly 8 weeks for the boxes to travel to the east coast, be loaded on a ship, sail, unloaded, clear customs, truck, hotel. Great. So the boxes should arrive in the middle of April, and give or take 10 days, I’ll be there—at least, that’s what I figured.
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