Monday, July 7, 2008

The Countdown Has Started

No presentations or speaking engagements this weekend for a change. Instead, we attended our first farewell BBQ. It was held by a small fellowship group in Orillia that we’ve been part of since the last time we were home in Canada. The countdown now feels like it has finally truly begun. Just recently we gave the required two months notice on our townhouse.

Today we got passport photos taken. They were a real deal through our CAA membership: $20 got us two sets of photos each (one set for passports and the other for visas). Since we’ve never needed them for any automobile services, I’m glad we’re at least getting our money’s worth out of the membership in other ways! Now we’ve just got to get the passport forms filled out and sent in.

In the meantime, we’ve got a presentation on Wednesday to get ready for. It’s for the PROBUS Club in up Bracebridge. And I’m still working on the script for our “Welcome to Ouagadougou!” presentation in French in New Brunswick in a couple of weeks.

Thank goodness it was hotter outside today! That’ll help us get acclimatized to Burkina. (Yes, I’m being somewhat facetious :) However, the way we’re sweating in the heat and humidity of our home this evening almost makes us feel like we’re already back in our little place in Ouaga! Whew! Might have to resort to a little A/C tonight.

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