Last Day with the Spensers

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Everything is so expensive (at least to us Americans) here in Sweden. The decline of the dollar is indeed manifested here. The Swedes say something is "reasonable." For us it's expensive.

For example. Postage. Ninety cents is the cheapest stamp you can get...equivalent to the 41 cent first class domestic stamp in the US. Mail to neighboring countries such as Finland and Norway goes by the international rate which is about $1.80 for the first unit. Paul and Kira sent out our Nordic Newsletter to all the GN readers in Sweden in October. It would have been cheaper to send it from the USA, however, we want to maintain a local rather strictly American identity here. We do sent 500 Good News magazines to Scandinavia from the US. It is definitely cheaper an d more efficient than sending them from here. We still do the Baltic and Russian-speaking area mailing from Estonia because of the targeting and content of the mailings.

In the afternoon Paul, Kira and I went into Lindkoping to buy a computer. Theirs is on the brink of expiration and we wanted to get a wireless router for a network. We went to PC City in Lindkoping which was like a Best Buy in the US and bought a laptop that was deeply discounted after the holiday period.

The rest of the day we just spent together, setting up and installing the computer with software. .

It's been great to just be with the Spenser's and spend these three days together. Tomorrow, we go on to Gothenburg.

We had planned to go to Denmark, but our contact there was not able to work out getting together on this trip, so we will plan to see her on another visit.

I barely got an email that came through from Turgeon about next Sabbath in Lafayette which will feature a potluck organized by the men. Don will be responsible for organizing it and be responsible period. Beverly asked me what to prepare. Can anyone please help me with this? Can I bring in some KFC? Should I make a roast? Decisions and responsibilities! We are getting into the home stretch mode and look forward to being home next Thursday night. .
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rc45
rc45 on

Homeward bound stretch
Vic and Bev.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your experiences and sometimes challenges in making your connections. I have been praying that you are protected as you travel and God has been there with you. Again thank you very much.
Reggie and Sandy Warren

mgrovak
mgrovak on

Bring a bowl of borscht!!
Vic:

As I recall, your borscht recipe is featured in the UCG cookbook. Would be an excellent choice for the men's potluck - just make sure that you bring the sour cream.

victorkubik
victorkubik on

Re: Bring a bowl of borscht!!
That was exactly what was on my mind! It will be either the old world borscht recipe or a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

krikketgirl
krikketgirl on

Potluck
Just FYI, I'm lobbying for borscht, but the boys are lobbying for KFC. Decisions, decisions!

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