Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tues. November 29, 2011

It was lovely to received an email from Bro. Wayne Eng today.  The sad part was that he and I-Hue were here in Athens and we didn't connect.  I had neglected to let them know that we had left for our mission!!  My apologies to them and anyone else I hadn't told.  Everything happened so quickly after the visas came through - order and common sense "went out the window."

It's end of month time, and perhaps the busiest time of the month for us - so today was one of those days.  Checking out the phone bill to see where the extras charges were generated, reconcile bank balances with receipts, filling orders, reporting baptisms and statistics, etc.   Then, at 6:00 p.m. we went to pick up Pres. & Sis. Charles from the airport.  It was like what we call rush hour on the roads (I actually don't think "rush hour" exists here, maybe until 10:00pm it feels like rush hour) anyway, Brent missed a turn-off and it took us 35 minutes+ to get to a spot where we could turn around and we finally got on the right road with about 10 minutes to get to the airport which was a 20 minute trip from that point!!!  The road to the airport is a toll/freeway and, at times Brent was doing 140km!!!  Can you imagine him doing that speed!  The interesting part was that cars were still passing us!!  We made it and because they were waiting for us outside, we needed to take that road instead of the road to parking.  He got on the wrong road and had to go all the way around while they stood and waited.  We were mortified.  Needless to say, Brent asked Pres. C. if he wouldn't mind driving home!!

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