These are all great ideas and thoughts and I'm happy to say that over the past few years, having been to this site, have put most of these into practice. I also have a memo on file for "the care and handling" of our home while we are away so that our children can check in from time to time during our absence.
Gee Dave, a luggage scale, I guess I should think about one of them and that way I can stop having to hold the luggage in front of me while standing on the bathroom scale!! LOL.
Believe it or not, this scale is so good that we have found that when weighed at the airport, we are almost spot on.
Enjoy that anniversary cruise Dave..