And We Waited…

On August 23rd, Jessica and I–armed with everything we thought we would need for our visa applications–boarded a plane headed to the United States. Our round trip ticket, purchased only a few weeks before, was scheduled to return to England on September 3rd. We planned to pay extra for faster processing and to submit ourContinue reading “And We Waited…”

School’s Out!

Time to work. Our shipping date for our pallet is June 1st. We have been packing pretty steadily these last few days. Yesterday most of our kitchen joined our books in boxes. We have yet to get our sponsor number. I have nothing more to say about that. The final days of school were bittersweet.Continue reading “School’s Out!”

3 Weeks of School, 9 of America

Today, as I looked at the calendar, I must admit I was surprised when I saw that after this week, I only have three weeks left in the school year, and one of those is finals week. I think this particularly caught me off guard as I have consistently thought that once the school yearContinue reading “3 Weeks of School, 9 of America”

Happy Eastertide!

Last night, as I was running around a Phoenix park, trying to hunt down my brother-in-law to hit him with a paintball out of a blowgun, I came across one of my teammates. In the darkness and with some distance between us, we were calling back and forth to determine if we were indeed onContinue reading “Happy Eastertide!”

Idle Hands…

Are not my thing. Since February 7th, we have been consistently making preparations for our move. Even though for some time we did not know if the funding would be there, we knew we had to keep moving in that direction. Now that it is quite clear that the money will be there, it seemsContinue reading “Idle Hands…”

Fundraising

Finally, we have an answer. Our church will not accept donations on our behalf. Our priest is fully behind us, our Outreach committee is in favor of us, but our support cannot go through the church. It is not the answer we hoped for, but at least now we know and can move forward. ToContinue reading “Fundraising”