The one thing that was lacking in our lives was a place to sit. Sometime before Christmas, our friends Richard and Etta took us shopping. We told them that we wanted "cheap" as we would be leaving it behind eventually. Etta took us to a used furniture store and we found these lovely couches. And the best part - the man said that if there were no cigarette holes in them he would buy them back when we left. And they fit the bill for amazingly cheap. So we arranged to have them delivered. I had to wash them a few times as they had this faint aura of cigarettes, but it wasn't bad for anything from Hungary, where people smoke a lot! They look like something from your first University apartment but we love them and the couch even has a bed in it! We are living the good life.
Bruce and Karen Haslem are serving a mission in the wheelchair initiative for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They will be serving as service missionaries in the Quezon City mission in the Philippines. This blog will help us keep in touch with all our friends and family and let you in on what we're doing with our time away.