Kind of a normal start to our Monday, but that changes very quickly upon receiving a phone call from the Assts. (no doubt as President's bidding) to tell us to go to the store and buy enough "long lasting type food" to last us a week. The exporters/importers are likely going to strike!! That generated a few phone calls from missionaries who were low on funds that we had to assist with. Brent went to the store with a just a bit of a list for us (just in case) as we already have quite a lot of foods in our pantry - however, the missionaries usually do not, so it's good that we were warned for their sakes.
Next thing was a call from Canada asking if we were OK as they had been watching news about the riots in downtown Athens - apparently 45 building burned and over 100 people injured!! We are 15 KM from that area and hadn't a clue as to what was going on. We just kept plugging away at our jobs here and everything was hunky-dory!