Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Sat. August 4th 2012

Maria's at it again!   I mentioned that she was putting in a new shower - that she had workmen drilling and blasting (well, not quite) but they sure created a lot of dust. Then, this morning, she had a big sucker truck come and clean out the drain sumps.  She also had one guy going around cleaning out all the outside lamps!!!  That lady really knows how to get things moving!  We have had a couple of nice visits with her and as well as being amazing, she is a really sweet soul.  I’m of the opinion that if you want a job done – call Maria!  We went grocery shopping with her today as well and we found it really fun to see everything through her eyes.  You learn a lot as she interacts with her fellow Greeks - you can tell what some of their mannerisms mean and even listening to them, I figure we could pick up the language a lot easier if we went around with her for a couple of weeks.  One of the jobs the Elks have  is to inspect and care for the missionary apts.  Today they had to go to Ikea and purchase replacement items for just about all the pats. in Athens so we went with them.  They knew pretty well what they were going to get - they just had to choose the right sizes of saucepans and frying pans - cutting boards and shower curtains.  Some of the apts. were poorly equipped and also, not very clean.  So the "apt. police" were cracking the whip.  We had to get two quilts for the bunk bedroom here in our digs too.  It was fun just being with them.  We invited them here for dinner tomorrow.




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