Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let the Countdown Begin

Sadly ummm Gladly ummm Undecidedly, Gary and I will be returning to the states on Feb. 19.  I am super excited to be home to see our families and celebrate all of those holidays that we missed weren't with them.  However, to use the word excited to be going home just doesn't really fit this situation.  We have to go back to the "real world."  We have been pampered over here!!  I haven't done laundry or cooked a meal in 6 months.  I haven't driven a car, I haven't paid an electric, water, or car insurance bill.  We have paid off some of our small bills since being here (thank you per diem) and once we go back we have to start spending US dollars again.  When we first got here we would buy something and think "Wow, that's only $10."  But now we have the "ringgit mentality" and don't necessarily think how much something is in USD.  I wonder if when we buy something when we got home we will say, "Holy Cow that's 30 ringgit!" (which is $10).

So, for my family I will start the countdown.  People have been asking on here when we are coming home and such and if you remember I did countdown to when I left to come here, so I guess it will only be fair to do the same for going home.

For me: 10 DAYS!!!!!!!
For Americans: 11 DAYS!!!!!

Remember we are 14 hours ahead (since daylight savings), so it's already Wednesday afternoon here.  I know it all will equal the same once I'm there, but it's fun!

I arrive on Saturday morning at 8:30am and Gary will be in around 4:30pm.  Yes, we had to have different flights since my company paid for mine and we didn't even come together.

See you soon,


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see you!! I know it will be a sad good bye to all your new friends KL and the church there. Praying for your safety while traveling!! Love ya!!

nat said...

Hope you will stop by Huntsville and visit us at CP! Would love to see you!! XOXO!

Becky Welch said...

I know you are just torn with different emotions right now. I know your family (and I include myself in that) is ready to see you and have you back with them. I also know that your new family will always have a part of them missing with the two of you gone. You will never know just how much you have meant to the people there! I know you have been blessed just as much as you have been a blessing to them. I am so proud of you and I really hope you keep the blog up once you get home, I mean back to the USA!!!!!

Tim Arnold said...

You two have been blessed to go on a great adventure with memories to last a lifetime. I know you're coming home with a lot of stories of your "life in Malaysia" and I look forward to hearing all of them. Also, thanks for all your encouragement and advise on blogging. I think I'm getting better, but you are the story teller, and that's a gift my sister that should be used often. I'll be watching the countdown and praying for your safe travels!