Friday, February 12, 2010


Well, I'm making new friends as I'm climbing these hills learning the office. This is one of the hardest things I think I have ever done. Rusty and I were talking tonight on the way home after having spent 11 hours in the office that I'm going to be a computer whiz by the time this calling is complete! I know my kids would be amazed at me even now with all the new things I've learned. It is wonderful working so closely with the President and getting to know the missionaries as they call in or wander in to the office. We're still spending most of our time either in the office or going to and from. No adventures, except we did buy a wardrobe mirror, you know the kind that you put up so you can see if your shoes match your outfit :-). We bought it from a man selling mirrors at the intersection. There seems to be some enterprising merchant at almost every intersection. The mirror was marked R60 but Rusty could just quickly pull out of his pocket a R50 and the man took it. Translated that means that this really tinny cheapo mirror cost about $7 US. Amazing how some things are really expensive here. The same mirror would have cost two bucks in the states. We've noticed and have been told that plastics and glass are expensive here. Things like baggies or garbage bags, plastic wrap etc. ouch! Also cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
So I know this isn't the type of thing you want to read about South Africa. Where are the Lions and tigers and crocodile stories. They're down the road aways in our journey but it seems like we're having a different kind of adventure right now. Adding a few pictures of our flat..that's what appartments are called here. Four elders used to live here. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lots of windows and very high ceilings. Sounds fancy, but maybe a look at the pictures will give you a better idea. We are very comfortable but we adjust easily.

1 comment:

  1. I love to hear ANYTHING about S. Afric. You'll have so many adventures of varying types for the next 17 months. Love you!