I'm sitting here eating my $10 US equivalent bag of California Pistachios (500 grams or about 1 lb) realizing I have not written in the blog for almost 2 weeks. As I sit and think about what I can say, I start reading the label. They are not packaged in California, but in India. In fact, they aren't even from California. So much for truth in advertising. Maybe I'll roast my own next time....
Anyway, we have been in our apartment about 2 weeks, and we went out the other day and finally bought some items to make it feel more like home. We bought a couple of large area rugs, that will be our donation to the mission, since it will be too expensive to ship them back to the US. We'll enjoy them while we are here and leave them for the next couple, that I'm sure will appreciate something other than expansive marble floors. We put a few pictures here to show that we are treated well as far as apartments go. I might have mentioned that this apartment sits right next to the Mission Home and Mission Office and has 3 bedrooms. We use one for sleeping, one for storage and one for the computer/printer and stuff.
For those senior couples thinking about going on a mission, we do have some of the creature comforts of home. We have satellite TV that we can watch, but all the shows are last year's season of shows that we didn't watch in Houston. We do get the Mentalist, which is a good diversion at the end of a long day. I tell Angela that I have seen them all from last year, but other than knowing I have seen it, I never know what's going to happen (it's my own Groundhog's Day - if you've seen the movie)
By India standards it pretty nice. Now that we aren't totally swamped at the office, we are trying to take some time to make things a little more homey.
|Living Room overlooking "the Hole". TV in the|
other corner not seen
|Bold colors are common|
in India - we like them
|A few of our finds|
(not the clock)