Well I haven’t updated this since I got home. I was quite tired and have been busy since then. My last night in Vancouver was nice. I had some time alone at the house before the family came home for dinner. I joined them for the end of their dinner to talk and they invited me to stay for a prayer ceremony that concluded the Sabbath and launched them into the week of Rosh Hoshana. It was an interesting experience taking part in something that I had no idea what was going on because everything was in Hebrew. They then headed out to Synagogue to celebrate the start of the week. I stayed behind, watched a little bit of The Fugitive and went to bed. I woke up at 4:10 am and slowly got up, grabbed my bags and headed out the door. From the time I left the home I walked to the train, bought a ticket, went across the street to get a coffee, jumped on the train, got through Canadian security, then through US Customs, bought breakfast at Tim Horton’s, and then sat down at my gate. The elapsed time for ALL of that was about 55 minutes. That was incredible and I was very grateful there were no delays. The flights were both a little rocky with turbulence but it wasn’t too bad. The first flight I had my whole row to myself which was very nice. The second flight the seat next to me was open. In the Denver airport I met this gal who is from Iran. She started conversing with me but doesn’t speak english yet so it was interesting and challenging. I definitely enjoyed it though as I needed someone to talk to at that point. She was probably about 21 or 22 and moved to San Diego to go to school. She was coming to Minneapolis to visit family. I’m glad we ended up talking at the Denver airport because at the Minneapolis airport she didn’t know where to get picked up and didn’t know where she was so she couldn’t tell her aunt where to come. I was able to get on the phone and help them out. Samantha came and picked me up and I was home quickly. I was so happy to be home and relax and see the animals. The house was in immaculate shape which I quickly changed by throwing my stuff all over the place. Dad also did some grocery shopping for me so I had food for the next couple days which was nice, thanks dad. I immediately went to the shoe store to get my Keen’s replaced. They were helpful but in the end I walked out without new shoes. They only had one color in my size in the metro area and I didn’t like it. Now I have to go through Keen to get these replaced. Oh well, it’s getting cool out so I guess I don’t need them right now. I then went to the church to check on my mail and office. Yes I was anxious to do stuff. I found out some news I had been expecting, just not quite yet. My pastor will be moving to a new church come June because his term will be up. Now we go into a time of uncertainty but I’m praying things will work out well. Change is always hard but some good can definitely come from it both for our church and wherever he is sent to next. I’ve had a really hard time getting my body readjusted to the time difference for some reason. I was exhausted on Sunday and went to bed at 9:30 pm which is 7:30 Vancouver time. I didn’t wake till 6:30 am and felt pretty good. Since then though I’ve had trouble getting up before 8 which I just need to set an alarm and get up early to fix I think. I don’t like that because I’ve been pretty used to just waking up at the right time the last number of months. Oh well. I’ll post some top ten lists and some other favorites from the trip in the coming weeks. I’ll also sort through my pictures and create an album of the best ones. Once I have that together I’ll post it online somewhere for you to look through if you’d like. That’s all for now. Peace.