Friday, December 27, 2013


We had a major wind storm last night. It was noisy but we didn’t mind because it really cooled things off. We heard a lot of banging in the night. When I went outside there were avocados all over the ground. The noise was them hitting the roof of the house next door on their way down.

We stayed home in the morning to get the laundry done and clean the house. We didn’t want to get anywhere near town. There were lots of people who said that it would be a mad house today. We didn’t want anything to do with that.

In the afternoon we went over to the office for a couple of hours. We checked our emails and then I spent the rest of the time putting things on the blog. As usual, I am quite a ways behind.

Tonight we had another movie night. This was the last one before Christmas, so we watched “White Christmas”. I love that movie and enjoy watching it every year before Christmas. It made it feel a little bit like Christmas.

President Tupou, his wife and the Hamblins went to a District Conference in the Niuas. They were supposed to be back on Wednesday but the plane was cancelled. They only fly up there once a week so now they are having a hard time getting home. The only other option is to take the boat back. That boat is called the “barf barge” because everyone that gets on it gets sick. When you come back from the Niuas you are truly in the open Pacific Ocean and it is rough water. Even the Tongans get sick. They have been trying to avoid that option.