"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Mixed Bag...

Because I can...
Its funny that I made this scrap-page, yesterday... the hottest day in Adelaide in 70 years. The mercury was boiling at 45.8C (114.4F)... it was HOT! Today we get a bit of relief, its only about 40C (104F) today!!! Its our 3rd (or is it 4th?) day in a row, over 40C.

Only 11 days to go. Its suddenly hit me, all the stuff I need to get done!!! Phone calls, bank trips, business tax stuff... the list is as long as my arm! I'm slowly getting there. Visited the bank today. The RMB exchange rate is almost half what it was when we were there last year. That totally sucks, for our donation. I paid for our "internal" travel/guide expenses today - that had to be in US$... and that exchange rate is crappy too.

Other news... the tiny laptop I bought just before Christmas... the one, "purpose-bought" especially for China.... has decided its not going to work. I can't believe it. The bloomin' thing is only 6 weeks old. I'm VERY ticked off. I'm taking it back to the store today -and demanding if its not fixed in a week - I'll be needing a new one.


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There she is. My Sunshine on a cloudy day.


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like you are getting there girly..
I can not believe how warm it is there..
I say warm becuase we are always in the 100's in the summer here..

Linda said...

Only 11 days!! It will go quickly.. Tell that store you want a new computer as this is a very important time in Tari's life that needs to be recorded. I can"t wait to follow your journey. Did you settle on a hotel?
Lauren is home and doing well, Takes her time to warm up, but seeing more and more of the happy girl she is becoming..... Linda

PIPO said...

I LOVE that scrap page.

All those tasks will come together and not a bit of it will matter soon. It will be Tari time.

Get on 'em about that computer though. We have to have that working.

Headmeister said...

I *love* that page!!!!! And I seriously can't believe how freaking hot it is there. Geez.

1 DAYS??? Holy Moley! I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I only had 11 days left! I'm so excited for you girl!!!!

Julie said...

You have seriously impressed me with your ability to pick digi scrapping up girl! You rock!

Can't wait to follow your journey to China!

Made in China said...

Hang in there ... you are just feeling some labor pains ... tee hee. I'm sure all will work out and your little sunshine will be in you arms soon!

Wow, 40 is hot! Ok, so you are just like Canada and measure in celeius! The other day you commented on my blog that 28 didn't seem cold but you missed the minus in front of that!! :o)

Catherine said...

Phew...that's a hot one!! Hope you were able to keep your cool at home...and at the store where you had to take your computer back. Hopefully they exchanged it without any trouble!

Your Sunshine is as cute as they come! 11 days....wheee!!!!!!1

Alyson and Ford said...

Wow, talk about hot!! Hope you can relax and enjoy getting ready for the big trip!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm gonna have that song in my head all day. And funnily enough, it won't annoy me. :)

Ava's family said...

I love the scrap page! I really need to learn how to do that!

It IS hot there....Yikes!!

I can't believe your down to 11 days left! HOW EXCITING!!!!!

kris said...

I would just ask for a new laptop!! NOT cool!! Hope you get it back within DAYS!!

Love your little sunshine on a cloudy day, that pic is so cute. i SOOOOO cannot wait to see her in your ARMS!! Which is why we all selfishly need that laptop fixed too :O)

Polar Bear said...

That is the BEST little bit of sunshine EVER!!!
Stay cool down there. I'd send you some of our ice if I could. :-)

Chelley said...

I LOVE your Scrap page you really have a great nack for it!!!

or maybe a GREAT SUBJECT!!

nah just both!!