May 21, 2009

Nana's Here!

It feels like I've been away from the computer for months! Okay, it's only been a few days, but a lot has happened. We've been running around Asuncion on "official business" again, at the Embassy, the Interpol office, that sort of thing. It's usually no fun doing the paperwork involved with being permitted to remain in the country, but I have to admit that having our fingerprints taken for the FBI was quite fun. I guess if I was having a mug shot done at the same time, I might not think so...

After all that fun, we picked up my mom from the airport (yesterday evening) and started making our way back home. Our vehicle was in no hurry to leave Asuncion, however. We sputtered and spitted, pittered and pattered all the way home, turning a two-hour trip into a four-hour one. No fun at all. When it first started, we were too far away (and past business hours) to stop by a mechanic's shop or a parts' store, so Ken played shadetree mechanic along the roadside in various tiny towns all the way home. Thankfully, he knew what was wrong and it just required that we stop every few miles to pump fuel back into some part that shouldn't have been letting air in, but was. Have you ever driven a long distance at basically 15-20 mph? With two children and a mother who's already been traveling for the past day and night? It was an adventure, to say the least.

For now, we're home, life is fairly normal (after a day of working on the SUV and unpacking my mom), and we're excited about Bible class tomorrow.... more later!


5 comments:

  1. So happy for your mom to be able to visit. Sorry about the car. All cars in Paraguay seem to need TLC. But when you consider the condition of the roads...

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  2. So glad your mom could go and visit. I hope the rest of the visit goes a lot smoother, but she will get a real taste of your life!

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  3. it is always so nice to have visitors!

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  4. yay! Y'all are gonna have a blast :)

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  5. Hope you're having a great time with Nana. It's such a blessing to have family come and experience our lives overseas, isn't it!

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