Monday, September 30, 2013

Before the Deadline

Hola again from us . . .                                            September 30,2013

The Audits are finished 100% before the deadline and we were second in the world - Mexico always seems to beat the Caribbean and they have 5 times the number of units!   We are glad to get 100% in - many areas don't get that done.   Then it all happens again starting in January.  Now we are preparing for our 7 Assistant Auditors to gather here in November for a seminar.  We did this last September right after we arrived - so it isn't quite the "unknown" that it was then.  We just have to figure out the travel, meals, agenda for training etc.  We think there will be two visitors from the Auditing Department in Salt Lake here to contribute and observe.

Chuck flipping burgers and hotdogs

 for the DR East Mission lunch.

Last week we went to the East Mission Office to help with a bar-b-que lunch they were having for about 50 missionaries.  They regularly do this when asked - this time it was for two districts that were gathered.  Chuck was helping cook/flip the burgers and hot dogs - it was HOT!   They gave them a burger, hotdog, bag of chips and Klondike ice cream bar and they were happy campers!    A couple of elders that are avid BYU football fans had to stand on the stage and sing the Ute fight song . . . they lost the bet.  It was a fun time! 

We fly to Arizona this Friday and will enjoy being with Jason/Angela and family a few days.  We have some doctor appointments and will then drive to St. George and the Jera/Jordan house to meet newest grandson Miles at 3 months old and on to Pleasant Grove to be with Jenna/Lane and then our annual training in Salt Lake - which is the reason for the trip.  We are excited to be able to see all our "kids" except the Florida ones on this jaunt home.  We are really looking forward to it!!  One thing we will be hauling home is a 4 foot carved mask that we bought . . . Chuck thinks it won't be "any problem at all" . . . . we'll see!

Our work/life seems to be pretty routine these days with our schedule the same each week . . . which is good and we love all that we are involved in and the wonderful people we associate with.   
Broken helmet "fixed" with a rubber band.
It will be great to watch General Conference this weekend.  For our friends that have never seen a session of General Conference of our "Mormon"  faith - it is held twice a year in Salt Lake City and you can get full coverage at  It is always uplifting and timely for our day - teaching about gospel principles and encouragement in living the commandments given us by a loving Heavenly Father.

Cycle with a load of mops.
LOVE TO ALL . . . hope life is treating you well with wonderful blessings to recognize in your daily lives!!   xoxoxoxo Lots of Love . . . Mom and Dad, Chuck and Vickie, Grandma and Grandpa  xoxoxo

Chuck with Oswaldo - the day guard for our apartment building.  He is a wonderful helper to haul groceries etc.  Chuck teases him that he prays always for rain so he can wash our car! 


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