Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Comes Early

My usual M.O. is to write a blog the night before I post it, and I did last night, but it was half-assed and too much has happened today to not talk about it. And I won’t be able to post again until Friday, and by then I’ll have Fausaga and Christmas to talk about. So I figure I’m going to wing this one and write it right now.

My first priority when I woke up yesterday morning was to call the Safety and Security Director to see if he would come and put latches on my screen doors because I had none. But instead of coming to fix it, he said he would talk to my principal, which was a bit disappointing. It turns out my principal called the EFKS Treasurer, Reverend Joe, who I’d met before.

So by chance, I stopped by my house between shopping and dinner at Jordan’s, and Reverend Joe drives up. He looks around my apartment and asks, “Where is the lounge furniture I ordered? There should be a couch and some chairs and a coffee table. That refrigerator is too small.” I get the idea that he’s a little too concerned.

So I ask, completely apropos nothing, “How are things at the office?”

And as though I hit the jackpot, he smiles at me and says, “We need you.”

I agreed to come in at 10:00 a.m. today. His Excel issues were incredibly minor (Freeze panes). And then we went to lunch at one of the fancier hotels in town.

And by the time I got back, my apartment had lounge furniture. And then while I was home this afternoon, they brought my big refridgerator.

So now, in the words of Natalie Imbruglia, I’m a happy bunny. Here are pics.

Merry Christmas. And yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Updated view of my apartment as seen from the front door. Like the 9 yards of fabric?

Updated front room.

New fridge.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Furniture and a new refrigerator. What fun! The gifts from home will pale in comparison. I'm happy to see you smiling.

Anonymous said...

I love it! The fabric looks so good! Can I move in??

Unknown said...

Wow...everything looks so nice. I love the fabric! Despite Santa's visit to Samoa, Christmas was incredibly weird without you!!! We prayed for you and we had baked brie to make sure you were thought of often! But it was still so sad...no Matthew, no Luisa, no Mexican train.

We can't wait for your next post!