Saturday, 30 June 2012

Thurs. June 28th 2012

The painting and cleaning job was inspected this morning to make sure that everything was OK.  I guess it passed - we had no complaints, but the Physical Facilities Rep. asked for a few touch-ups.  We are still up to our necks in jobs - what with the end-of-month stuff and the Charles' wind-up.  Pres. & Sis. Charles worked here in the office most of the day.  We were supposed to go to lunch with them, but the missionaries "got to them" and told them that their mission wasn't complete unless they consumed a "giga" (I'm not sure if that's how it is spelt, but it is a giant gyro (Shwarma) so we went with them instead.  It was REALLY hot and the last thing I wanted to do was to eat something like that.  However, we (the sisters) only tackled a regular size which was big enough - but I don't know how anyone could eat one of those huge ones.  When we got home, there was a police helicopter doing tight circles in our area.  It seems that about 4/5 blocks away, there had been a robbery and hostage taking!!!  One on the robbers was shot and injured and a policeman was also shot and injured, but two got away.  It was right close to one of our member's homes.  The 11yr-old called his Dad - "Hey, Dad, there's shooting outside our house!  What do we do?"   They were told to hunker down and don't go near any windows  -  they were safe.  This is one of the better areas of the city and it's fairly unusual for something like that to happen here!

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