Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Time is Passing Fast...even faster than that!

Just 17 days left until we leave on this new adventure to Serbia.  It seems as we try to get ready we find ourselves taking as many steps backwards as we take forward, at least that what it feels like somedays.  However, when I look around the house and in the cupboards, I realize that slowly and surely we are making progress.  Our family has been great to help us get ready for this mission and the move.   I know without a doubt that we will be ready even if we have to leave a few things undone and that's sometimes hard when we want everything to be perfect for our family.

We did talk with the other couple that is in Serbia, the Maughans, today via Skype.  They seem like a nice couple and they have been very helpful in  decreasing our fears.  They say that we will have a fairly nice apt. that has two bedrooms (all the better to have visitors).  They say we will even be provided with a TV.  We are located in the heart of Belgrade just 5 blocks from the church.  We may share a car with the 4 missionaries that are in Belgrade (one set of sisters, and one set of elders).  That leaves alot of work to accomplish in a city of 5 million people.  We also talked alot of  business about phones, utilities, etc.  Apparently the apartment building landload is an important job over there....they collect utility monies and serve as a go between you and the community...(that is if
I understood correctly and there's a great chance I didn't).

We went to our annual neighborhood party tonight and we quietly realized that it would be our last circle party.  We were one of the three couples that started these gatherings in 1969 and now of those three couples we are the only ones left in the circle.  We too will soon be gone and leave behind the legacy and tradition of the Sheridan Circle "get together".  Sheridan Circle is a great place to live, to raise a family, and a great place to call home.

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