Ta da!!! I would like to officially introduce you to the Silver Bullet. She joined our lives yesterday after a eight long months (almost like being pregnant!). We ordered her in February and she was supposed to arrive in June, BUT this. is. Haiti. And nothing ever happens as fast as you want it to. It’s a mission vehicle that was much needed with our growing staff (and family!) and to use for all of our visitors coming and going.
For those of you that are detail types, it’s a 2008 Toyota Hiace. It has seat belts. It seats 15. It has AIR CONDITIONING. (do you know how great it feels to go somewhere and arrive not sweating, and not covered in dust and grime??!)
We are SUPER blessed. To celebrate Owen treated us out to dinner at Club Indigo. He thought it was fitting for us all to go somewhere together, now that we can all ride inside the same vehicle. Just because he could, Matt sat in the very back of the van. On the way home he rode up front. I think it was a wee bit bumpy back there…
Remember I told you that Olivia has this knack for making friends wherever she goes? A few weeks ago this couple was at Indigo and they fell in love with our Little Miss O. They work with the UN and are living at the resort. They’re from Georgia – next to Russia, not in the US.
This morning the boys were already finding ways to rig the van up for better performance. :o)
Needless to say… Yipee!
PS – For all you missionary types living in the country, we found out last night that Indigo has two prices – one for missionaries and locals, and one for everyone else. We saved $28 on the four of us last night. You just need to be able to present some type of identification that tells what organization you work with and your position. We had an ID card that I had made for Chris 2 years ago that was laminated. The expiry date said 2006, but the manager changed it to 2008 with a pen. Yeah, they’re that good. Anyway, just thought I would pass the info along in case some of you are wanting a fun way to get out.