Thursday, December 19, 2013
This blog post is for December 18, 2014! Bad me, forgot to post yesterday's activities. Of course, I do have an excuse; I didn't get home until 2:30 in the morning. Yesterday evening we were invited to dinner with Sister Arnett at her apartment. She is one of the librarians on post and attends the FGMB with us most Sundays. She has to work one Sunday a month. She is a single Sister, never been married. We enjoy our visits with her; we always have a lot to talk about. She served up a plate of ham, deliciously seasoned potatoes, peas in the pod and wheat rolls; it was all very delicious. For dessert she baked some double chocolate cookes and with it she had some mint chocolate ice cream. We visited for about 2 1/2 hours. Afterwards, Elder Gowans dropped Sister Gowans off at the apartment and headed up to post to serve the Cadre who were working getting our student/soldiers off post for their holiday block leave. In about a 24 hour period they moved nearly 3500 young men and women to the surrounding airports to get them on their flights home. We know that they bus them to Augusta, Atlanta, Charlotte and Columbia; it is quite an event. So the Cadre is up all night doing whatever needs to be done; so the chapel prepares meals all night long for them. So Elder Gowans served up dinner for whoever came by from 10 pm to 2 am. We are still trying to keep sister Gowans' knee rested as much as possible. No word yet on surgery.