Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Into the Furnace!

Ken here.

It looks as if we will be in Hubei for the last two weeks of August.

Hubei is known as one of the "four furnaces of China." Temps in the high 90s and 100s, humidity close to ... well .. close to swimming, apparently.

I'm thinking I don't have to pack long sleeves.

Once we get Elaina I'm going to be carrying her around on my front in one of those sling-things.

I'm thinking I need to pack extra deoderant.

Elaina will be in our arms sooner than we thought!

Well, yesterday (July 24th) we got an email from Holt that we have TA (Travel Approval)! That is really fast. Holt thinks that we will need to be in Beijing by August 17th! Lots of things to do before then as that is 1 to 2 weeks earlier than we thought that we would travel. Wow! It has been such a long journey that it's hard to believe that the end is so near. I am also thrilled that it looks lik we should be home before Evan starts first grade on September 4th.

We should have specific travel dates be the end of next week--we'll keep you posted!!!!