Char was up at 5:30 this morning getting ready to take the bus to school. Staff meetings today with Mr. Shen, Director of Foreign Affairs, and Bao were on the agenda. She stepped out into a rainy, overcast morning of about 35° that saw a few snow flakes falling. I had just finished work and was getting ready for bed.
Char teaches 17 classes a week. Her class schedule works well with mine in that she has Monday’s off. I have to work Friday’s on Twin Cities’ time, which means that I am actually working until about 5 a.m. in Hangzhou on Saturday. If Char had had to work Mondays, it would have cut the weekend short for us. But inasmuch as she has Mondays off, and I don’t have to go to work until about 8 p.m. Monday, we will have a weekend after all.
While Char was at school, I stepped out to get some vegetables, fruit, and groceries. I wore my Tilly hat today and it seemed to attract attention. Of course, it’s hard for me to go unnoticed any place. While I was in the convenience store, my phone rang; Char was home, cold, and hungry. A quick stop at “our” restaurant (featured elsewhere on the site) quickly solved that problem. Now it’s nap time.
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