I just got off the phone with my mom. And now I want to cry. I guess I just realized how far away she is. I’m excited for them and I miss them. It was a short conversation, but she wanted to give us a quick update on how they are doing. They are getting a new mission president and so there is a lot of change going on. They are going to be working in the mission office. Dad is in charge of the computers and a couple other things (which I can’t remember right now) and Mom is in charge of the housing for the mission. She sounded slightly distressed that she will have to use a computer.
The couple they are replacing has been showing them the ropes. They went out on a drive this weekend and saw baboons and a hippopotamus! We have deer crossing signs here, they have watch for hippo signs there. It’s cold and their little flat doesn’t have heat or insulation. I can imagine my mom constantly wrapped in a blanket whenever they are home. She’s always cold. A trait I share with her.
It may be winter in South Africa but we’re having a Kodiak summer here. Mostly cloudy and cold with a few gorgeous sunshiny days mixed in. They boys found this Little Tykes play gym by the dumpster. They love it… another’s trash and all that.
36 days to Hawaii. You would not even believe the excitement I feel. Vacation, just me and my sweetie.