Saturday 14 October 2017

Saturday is is nominally preparation day for the office staff in the mission. This is an the regular exception when we do three-week training for the missionaries who came into the mission three weeks ago and their companions. We go over the important rules, policies, and considerations. In addition, we sent a table and chairs home with one set of elders.

Then this evening my phone rang. The elders in Beaufort, SC called to see if some sisters traveling from Atlanta back Beaufort could pick up the hammock that been taking up space in the bike shed—a real thorn in my side. The box is six feet by 18 inches by 12 inches, heavy and falling apart. I was only to happy to get rid of the thing. So we meet the sisters at the shed. Turns out one of them joined the church on Long Island and we have mutual friends from NY. We also learned the story of the hammock. It seems the missionary's mother ordered the hammock for his father and provided the wrong shipping address. She then instructed the missionary to give it away rather than try shipping back. It's taken several months to organize all that but it's done!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The mission president recently changed preparation day from Monday to Tuesday. The APs, Macon Sisters, and the office staff less Sister Chadwick who stayed behind to answer the phone decided to use this preparation day to go the

Here are some pictures in the sequence in which I went through the fair:

First the crafts and arts exhibits. There was a scarecrow competition displayed outside.

These are antiques.

There were not a lot of animals but goats were being judged:
Gypsy horses were going through a routine. I had never heard of "gypsy" horses. They look a little like the much larger draft horses but are only about the size of an Arabian horse.
In the rabbit and cavies exhibit there were some baby bunnies.
There were just a few cattle, some FFA beef cattle and five dairy cows that were part of a milking exhibit.
East of the animal barns were some tractor, mostly antiques but some more recent.
A very large Ferris wheel dominates the north end of the fair grounds.  
I took the tram to the south end and walked back through the midway. The midway was enormous with at least two of everything including two additional Ferris wheels.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

It started raining today right after Sacrament meeting and THE primary teacher couldn't get to her car. I was recruited to go get her bag. She said, "It weights 40 lbs. Primary is a heavy responsibility."

Saturday, 7 October 2017

It's been busy but I didn't realize how long I had neglected the blog. We went to Savannah again this time to find an apartment for sisters in Hinesville, GA. We took new beds to sisters in Statesboro and a new washing machine to elders in Vidalia. This is routine stuff for the housing coordinators and that's what it's been like for the last couple of weeks: routine.

We did become grandparents for the 28th time this past week. Sara had a baby girl, 5 lbs, 12 ozs, name: Amy Jane Forry.

This morning we took a walk in a local park in Richmond Hill, GA where we stayed overnight. It was warm and very humid. Here are some pictures.

We stopped for lunch today in Soperton, GA at the Boneyard BBQ. I can recommend it.