Friday, October 22, 2004

Quarter One Complete

Well, last Friday ended the first quarter of school. On Wednesday I finished turning in grades for the quarter. I can't belive the time has gone so quickly! My students did fairly well, with only a few Ds and no Fs!

These last couple days have been great as God has been working on me to better use my time. I have been able to keep up with my grading and not have a ton of work to do here at home. As a result, yesterday Betsy and I were able to go on a date!

It was exciting! We went to one of the malls and a Mail Boxes Etc. store where we were able to turn in our ballots for the election. UPS and FedEx provide free mailing of ballots back to the states! It was wonderful to be able to cast our vote from so far away and to feel comfortable that it will actually make it on time!

After dropping off our ballots we wandered the mall for a while, then went to the Pizza Hut for dinner. As we were heading home from dinner we passed by the World's Largest Fountain and a sign that said there were daily shows from 8-10 pm so we decided to wait the half hour to see the show! Unfortunately as we sat there we saw scaffolding and figured it wasn't going to be down in time for a show, but we were enjoying just relaxing from the hustle and bustle of the day and waited anyway. At 8 we heard an announcement telling everyone that there would be no show for a couple of weeks while they were doing repairs. I guess we'll have to go back later!

So, we decided to go home. That was an ordeal! We knew where we needed to go to get a bus, but we couldn't get out of the mall in that direction! And as we tried to walk around the outside we ran into construction blocking the sidewalks! Eventually we ended up a half mile away (we tried to cut through a building and ended up in an underground mall) at a mall Betsy recognized and knew where to go to get a bus. It was an adventure!

All in all a great evening, seeing God's blessings!

Thank you for your prayers!

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