Monday, August 20, 2007
Spencer loves to get up and get out of the house and off to school before the rest of us. He has been doing that since we started language school. This morning he was at the bus stop for about 20 minutes before I got down there. Our classmate Sonja and I arrived around the same time. Spencer said that no buses had come during the time he waited.
We decided to go across the street and catch a taxi or a marshutka. The marshutkas were so packed that there was no hope of getting on one. On the other side of the street we met up with Joseph the fourth of the four classmates. A few minutes later we were joined by Jason and Joanna.
I spoke with a cab driver and he wanted to charge 3 times the normal rate for the distance we needed to travel. For some reason traffic was stalled and it seemed as if everyone in our region everyone was desperate to get to work or school at the same time.
Our group walked to the next bus stop up to see if it was less congested up there. We saw three buses coming as we walked and knew that it would take awhile for them make the turn around and reach us. We ended up catching that third bus. It was less crowded and Joanna who is pregnant was able to get a seat right away. Someone kindly got up for her!
Spencer called the school to let them know that our entire class plus Jason and Joanna would be late for school. We arrived 15 minutes late.
Spencer and I both had a hard time concentrating in class today... the blessing of having an understanding teacher is that she went easy on us! We always start class with prayer and we prayed for Tom today. Tom is still in the hospital... if the infection clears up he may go home tomorrow. Thanks for all the comments, emails and prayers we truly appreciate the support!