Saturday, April 12, 2008

Still Hectic but exciting

I just sat down on a folding chair at a card table in our Kitchen. We have moved the dining room table and all the chairs to the new storage unit. I haven't been in the house for I don't know how long, we have been over at the storage unit getting things into it in order that works or else hauling things out. In addition to figuring out that we had to move out of the house and get a storage shed, just after I wrote the last post we got a letter from the Mission travel office that said all our visa application stuff had to be in by March 31 or we we would be postponed for 6 weeks. Since it was April 10th, I called right away and our travel person told us that she needed the VISA material ASAP because we really were on a tight VISA schedule. In order to get a VISA to Colombia we had to go to the bank and get a noterized letter saying that we had a bank account and then we had to take that to the Secretary of States Office and get something called an apostille that verified that the notery was real. We were suppose to get one letter in English and one in Spanish but the bank said they didn't even know what we were talking about and they couldn't give us a letter in Spanish. They did give us a letter in English saying that we had a bank account. When we got to the Secretary of States office the door was guarded by a very large, very messy goose. We finally got past him/her and the Sec of State knew exactly what we needed so all sort of went smoothly from there. We still had to get two more passport photes and send it all in. So yesterday was pretty much shot. I wasn't home at all. We did go to Jared's after out running and get the stuff from his garage that we had stored there. That load went to the storage shed in a load this morning. Last night we hauled things over to our neighbors because they are having a garage sale today and told us we could take some stuff if we wanted to. We didn't get to bed until 2:00 am this morning by the time I put in my spanish study time. Dad is working on his assignments. The auditing department sent him a whole training course he has to finish before we get there. They are just concentrating on my spanish right now. Darwin now spends most of his time speaking the language and we are doing all of our prayers in Spanish. That is really interesting since my vocabulary and sentence structure is still limited. But it definately helps because it makes me search for the words I need. Must go will write later, I am fixing us a late lunch and then we have to take the grandmother clock over and the oak secretary and some other furnature. Check out the guest book on the site and let us know you are around or leave a comment here. Bye Vicki.

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