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{ Monthly Archives } June 2007

Breaking News!

Wednesday evening we were in the park for our usual fighter practice/soccer playing/random activity. Specifically, Sam and several of the other teachers were kicking around a soccer ball. Sam was chasing after the ball when he fell and broke his leg. He broke his right fibula near the ankle. The doctors attached a metal rod […]

Road construction

Traffic on the street where we live is a bit more chaotic than usual today. After months of tearing up the entire road by hand, they are finally laying asphalt again. This means that the normal steady flow of bikes, cars, buses, scooters, and construction vehicles are now coming from both the east and the […]

Back in China

Hey all, we’re back! After a long and uneventful plane trip, we found that nobody had come to pick us up at the airport in Shanghai. All the buses had long left, and we didn’t want to spend the night in a hotel. While looking for a taxi, we found a guy who knew a […]

Going Back to China

Our visit to Iowa is almost over. Wednesday morning at 6:03 AM, we take off from Des Moines bound for Shanghai once more. We’re going to have another going-away thingy on Tuesday night. 6:00 PM at Dublin Bay in Ames, and you’re all welcome to join us. Send me an e-mail if you’re going to […]

Lilies War

Well, we’re back from Lilies, and we had a great time. It was quite hot, so I only fought on 3 of the 8 days, but there were plenty of other things to do. I took classes in bronze casting, belly-dancing, shoemaking, engraving, and the history of our fair Kingdom. Of course, we also spent […]

Sewing Adventures at Home

While we’re home my main project is sewing garb for my brother, Doug, to wear to Lilies. We ran some errands this morning, but I knew that as soon as we got back to the house I would have to start sewing again–Lilies is just two days away! I went into the living room to […]