"We are hard pressed on everyside, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Monday, April 20, 2009


So the past week has had more than its share of above average annoyances. . .

First, I have a lot of pink clothes. Traci bought a lovely wraparound skirt in the market, soaked it in vinegar water for a day, washed it by itself, and threw it into the laundry a second time with our normal load. Turns out, wasn´t quite done bleeding. My jeans have some lovely shades of purple and pink- but they´re still wearable. Several shirts took on a distinctly pink hue, as did most of my boxers. Some of these shirts we soaked in water to prevent them from setting, and threw them in the wash again. Oddly enough, they came out clean- but several new shirts are now pink (and soaking in bleach water). Annoying yes, debilitating- nah.

Traci led her first English club on Friday! She was well prepared for the group of 10, ranging in age from 9-11. Well when 20 kids show up from ages 4-14, it kind of changes everything. . . She felt unprepared and was disappointed with how the class went. Having an evaluation right after class pointing out everything that didn´t go as planned certainly didn´t help anything either.

Finally, the thing weighing on my mind the most at this point (besides not having any idea what the future holds after July 4th): Our laptop has slowly been going senile. First in May we noticed that the drive for camera chips had stopped working. No big deal, we still have our cords. Then the volume display (you know, green letters and bars) stopped showing up on the screen. We can still adjust the volume, just can´t see it. Odd, perplexing, but no big deal. Then in one fell swoop, Itunes stopped working, and the internet won´t load e-mail. This has so far resulted in several long difficult phone calls with the internet company, countless restarts, reboots, uninstalling and reinstalling programs, and last night one of our housemates spent 30 minutes or more cleaning up the computer. It runs a lot faster- but still has all those same problems. I´m writing this from an internet cafe in town- and we´re both praying this problem gets fixed so we can keep e-mailing from home for the last few months. E-mail feels especially important now as we´re applying for jobs and trying to make our plans for next year.

Thoughts, prayers, and computer fixing suggestions are much appreciated!!


1 comment:

ben wideman said...

It's really not that funny, but I laughed out loud at your pink clothes.

I hope you get your computer fixed, and Traci feels better about teaching - I'm sure she's great at it!