This is a quote from "Hillel the Elder" from the first century. (I thought I was so original!)

Friday, May 24, 2013

360 Pounds We Can't Live Without! (?)

No, I am talking about the luggage.

We have been filling boxes upstairs for two months.  When we were reminded of something we might need in Zambia, we just threw it in, starting with passports.  As the house decluttering started, those boxes finally made it to the family room,  where some items made the final cut and others went into the last box for storage.

It was a busy day trying to get it all done before departure.  We have had quite a few 1 and 2 am long days and the last night was no different.  We still had folks coming by to say goodbye and then just before 10 pm President Hunt came by to set us apart.   I am amazed at the hours that our Bishop and Stake President spend in giving service.   Kristi and I felt good after he spent some time with us just chatting about our history over the years together. He left about 11 pm and we rallied for the last bit of packing.

Kristi kept watering plants until I locked the door.  Liz and her boys, our neighbors, came over for the 4th time to say goodbye and Kyle kindly took our photo.

We are finally gone and spending the weekend with our son Josh, his wife Kim and our four Odgen grandkids.