Wednesday, August 19, 2009

News in small, digestible chunks

Here are today's tidbits:

  • I'm sick
  • I'm working way too much
  • I might get to go to Scotland for work in a couple months!
  • I feel guilty for being away from my family so much of the time
  • In the past week, we hosted the Saturday run (and breakfast), hosted the weekly Hash, and tonight I'm cooking dinner for 6 co-workers. Sunday is Gumbo night for friends. We do too much.
  • I lost my cell phone
  • I can't remember my own husband's phone number to call and ask for a ride
  • Milo is on a food strike
  • But he knows his feet, gives plenty of kisses, and enjoys dancing to reggaeton.
  • I haven't photographed my son in almost 6 weeks. But for Auntie Miriam, here is a picture from when we were in New Orleans:

For those of you who are wondering, here is the account of how I finally resolved my money dilemma, taken from an e-mail to my dad:

I did end up managing, but it was a hellish day. First, I made an hour-long
walk to the other ATM I knew of. It also would not take my card. So I called
Jorge (who hadn't been home before) to get my account number and I went into the
branch to try to do a withdrawal. But they wouldn't allow me to withdraw from
a checking account without an actual check.

The teller directed me to another nearby branch. I walked there. The branch was closed. I walked further toward another bank. Each Malawian I asked told me "no, it's not far." but Malawians are not very good at giving directions, so I got lost. Finally I called a taxi, which I couldn't pay for, but I was being hopeful. He drove me to ANOTHER bank, one with the other banks had told me would take my card. They were wrong. Finally, I threw myself on the mercy of their customer service rep, who took pity on me and allowed me to make a withdrawal from my checking account. I mean, really, couldn't they have done that in the first place?

All in all, I walked for 3 hours. My poor feet.


Miriam said...

Yeah! Thank you for the picture! I love seeing my nephew looking like a little boy not a baby. I tried calling you yesterday, but I guess I'll have to wait until you get a cell phone replacement :o(

Lex said...

I love reggaeton too!Good taste. Nola is currently going through withdrawls because Steve misplaced her Lady Gaga CD.
Guess who she is going to be for Halloween???

Cecily said...

Oh jeez. Glad you ended up with some cash, though.

Tina said...

He is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm glad you finally got some must have been starving after walking for 3 hours!

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