Saturday, March 27, 2010

We are Home!

Hello from the cold north!

Heading home from our daughter, Karen’s home, we hit snizzle(drizzle + snow) for about an hour outside of Chattanooga, TN. After visiting Karen, our original plan was to head to Illinois, and visit my sister, Helen. While there, my brother George was to come up from Florida and we were all going to help pack up my mother’s ‘stuff’ AGAIN and move it back to FL but George’ wife, Sherry had vacation time a week earlier than we had planned to be in IL.

In the process of moving the ‘stuff’ into the van, Sherry slipped and broke her wrist in several places…OUCH!  She was checked by her ortho doctor, she had surgery Friday where they put in a plate and a couple of pins and a soft cast for a couple of weeks.  She then goes back to get a hard cast for probably about 4-6 weeks.  This is so reminiscent of what had happened to Ken when he fell down the stairs. What a way to remember this trip. And my brother had a bad cold so he was not feeling up to par either.

Despite Ken suffering with another cold, he was determined to get us home. We made it home late Tuesday evening and have been unloading the RV every since – along with taking down the Christmas tree.

Here is what greeted us when we arrived home!

Our updates will be fewer as we become involved in our volunteer activities.
I will be going to Slovakia and Ukraine in June for two weeks to teach English as a second language.  As many of you know, English is my second language - Slovak is my first - so I am quite excited to be doing this.  We will be doing some construction work and also working with the Roma gypsies.  Ken, however, will not be going with me - he said he had enough flying overseas.
Blessings to all and have a very blessed Easter,
julie & ken


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