Friday, February 10, 2012

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Do you hear it? The clock is ticking…

I started up the computer this morning and our countdown timer read 17 days…… time sure seems to be moving quickly.  We have accomplished a lot in the past few weeks and are basically just counting the days. We’ve started “that’s the last time we will…..”

Some of our lasts:
  •   I had my last Spanish talk in the Theocratic School a couple of weeks ago
  •  We have moved out of the apartment on Larry Uteck and our security deposit is ready to be picked up and deposited. So that’s the last time we will be sleeping there.
  •  A few weeks ago when the weather was mild we took a walk in Point Pleasant Park. It sure lived up to its name.
  • One day in service we had to make a return visit out in Hubbards so we had a beautiful drive along the Lighthouse route. Definitely one of the “must sees” in Nova Scotia.
  • Soon it will be our last day of work (hurray), our last meeting, our last dinner….. ok, you get the picture. 
Speaking of work, I had a nice surprise from one of the Suppliers we use – they sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I was really touched by their kind thoughts.

This past week we have had some more contact with the brothers in the English congregation in León. There is a couple that are moving back to the States shortly after we get there and we have been able to purchase a few items from them. We are now the proud owners of a hand blender, a toaster oven and some contraption that regulates electricity (for our computer or other electronics).  They also have a Vespa for sale and we are thinking about buying that too.  It’s from 1993 so it’s a little older than we would like but it sure would make getting to the beach a lot easier.
We have been busy arranging our transportation from Managua to León.  We will need a van rather than a taxi so it will be a little more expensive. We will be staying at a Bed & Breakfast for the first couple of nights so that we can get some things for the house – like a bed.

Isla Robles, Granada, Nicaragua

 Needless to say, anxieties are starting to mount….. I think I need a vacation!