Okay, here's the dealio, yo. My old blog started giving me weird messages and wouldn't let me post any new blogs. Then I discovered that it worked on certain computers. But I'm not sure what's so special about those computers that it will work on those but not on others. And since my computer is one of the not certain ones, I couldn't post anything new. So my mom was nice enough to take down a letter over the phone and post it for me. Thanks, mom!
On to the news. I've been everywhere in the country in the last week. Or at least I feel that way. I drove at least 1500 miles, that's all I know. Of course, the country is bigger than 1500 miles and I know this. Knitpickers. Anyhoo, after visiting Longview, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Fayetteville, AR, I am now glad to say that I'm back in Nashville, TN. That's a lot of commas in one sentence. Matthew and Jennifer successfully got out of their house in Fayetteville and all of their possessions now rest neatly in storage here. After a brief stint of living with Michael and Christy while they house/apartment hunt, they will experience the joy of moving all that stuff yet again. And that's a lot of stuff. Trust me, I know.
I've got a lot to do in the next 12 days, yet not as much as I expected to have left. Some final letters and farewells to get over and done with. Hate those. Some shopping to do. There's no deodorant in China (For the most part. Not worth mentioning, anyway). However, I did find out that the great city of Shiyan now has Miracle Whip and tuna fish. Now if only they could discover the joys of Reese's peanut butter cups. My life in China would be so much better and my family would pay much less postage! Anyhoo, for now I think I'll try and catch up on sleep from the last two days of driving and heavy lifting.