Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hna. Johnson and I were back in our truck and on the road out of Azua and on our way to the office before 8:00am. We were back in the office and back at work in the capital before 10:30 this morning. Hna. Johnson is really busy on Mondays with all the accounting that has to be done. She has to credit all of the missionaries for purchases they make that the mission will reimburse them for. On a normal Monday there can be anywhere from 5 to 20 reimbursements to make. But today was huge; there were over 50 to make. And they are not easy for her to do. Each one requires special handling with everything in Spanish because Pres. Almonte has to review everyone and approve or disapprove them.

This afternoon the president came into the office and reviewed the list of reimbursements Hna. Johnson had spent hours preparing. The Pres. must have been in a real good mood because he didn’t even look at the list on the paper, he just smiled at Hna. Johnson and said they’re all good! Wow, that made Hna. Johnson’s day.

This afternoon something happened that we haven’t seen in months. RAIN! Oh, we’ve had some sprinkles now and then but nothing substantial. We’ve been enduring the dry season in the Dominican Republic for the past couple of months. The little park in front of our apartments used to be pretty and green but with no rain all the grass is brown. But all of that will change now. We had several hours of a very good hard rain storm. It was great.

Tonight we went to FHE with the other Senior Couples at the accommodation center. The drive usually takes us 20 minute but tonight it was almost an hour. The roads were all flooded and packed with cars. The going was very slow. The standing water makes it impossible to see the pot holes in the road. But we made it without any problems. While we were at FHE Dr. Kilgore, the new Area doctor, gave us our flu shots. This is the third year in a row that Hna. Johnson and I have gotten flu shots. We thinks of it as part of our years supply or our 72 hour emergency kit, you never know when you’ll need it but it’s always a good idea to be prepared.

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