Friday, March 28, 2014

You decide !

We are doing the final packing before we leave home tomorrow morning .  Very excited to have Cody traveling with us .  Almost did not happen. while packing hundreds of pounds of Vitamins, Julie sort of out of the blue asked when Codys Passport expires.. "June"  he said ... " We will be back by then .. what was missed is that to travel out of country , you MUST have six months left from the time you depart.  passport offices are closed Saturday, so that meant he had to have his emergency renewal in to the office before close of business that day .. We are 1 3/4 hours from the office and it closed in 2 hours .. but we still needed to fill out his forms and get his passport photo's done ...  He made it with a couple minutes to spare... so now we are once again excited to have Cody joining us.

We had supper last night with Rachel and the boys.  we always miss them when we go , so it was nice to spend some time with them last night .

so we are all packed up .. 9 bags between the three of us .. we are only allowed to have one bag each so we will have to pay for extra bags $50 for the first and $150 for the second extra each .. fortunately we have donations specifically raised to cover the 400 lbs of Vitamins we are bringing . 
I do have one other small dilemma.. so I am going to leave this one up to you guys to decide.  I have received a request for a special wheel chair.  It is for a 6 or 7 year old child that has CP.  the child is in the orphanage, and the family comes to see him, but can not take him home because they don't have a chair.  We have been asked to find him a chair to help get him around, as well so that he will have better posture when he sits to promote better health.  I thought finding the right chair would be the hard part, but we did find one .  The problem is that it is too small for me and I can not pretend to use it to get it on the plane, and we already have too many bags.  I just called the airlines and they will not budge .. it is going to be $150 US to bring it with us.  So here is what I am going to do .. I will have it ready to go, and if someone sponsors this chair before 8 am tomorrow , I will bring it with me .  If not we will try again in the fall.. the next time we travel over.   If you would like to help with this , you can use the donate button on the right side of the blog . 


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