Gone to Ghana

I Have Won the Lottery November 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — slrussell @ 12:06 pm

Or at least that’s how I feel.  Last night I wandered down to the market to pick up an onion and some pasta for supper.  On the way back I decided to pop in to see Joseph as he has been feeling under the weather for the past couple of days.  To get there I had to pass the post office and noticed that the door was still open.  What the heck, why not ask again, right? They know me well at the post office and I check often even though I have told them to send anything of mine to work and everyone in town is looking out for any packages sent for me.  Well, let me tell you, I nearly fainted when the lady came out with not one, not two, but SEVEN packages for me.   I was quite the sight walking down the main street of Jirapa with my arms overflowing with envelopes.  When I got to the place where the boys stay I happened to run into one of the guys who works at the post office and his comment was that I wasn’t kidding when I said many people had told me they sent me things.  It was just like Christmas opening those letters and packages.  Do you know that “Set For Life” commercial where the guy says wahoo every time he opens a letter?  I didn’t actually say that out loud because, well, that would be weird but on the inside I was very giddy.  So thank you to Colleen, Mom, Auntie Sylvia, Auntie Sharon, Lynn, MHI and all of the girls on the golf weekend.  You are amazing! 


On that note, I may not be heading  back to Jirapa after Christmas (more on that to follow) so at this point I am not sure any mail would get here if it hasn’t been mailed all ready.  It’s the thought that counts, right?:)


5 Responses to “I Have Won the Lottery”

  1. kris Says:

    And I was just about to send something. By the way, what are those water satchets made out of?

  2. ssrussell Says:

    Shoot! I mean congrats! But where the heck is our package to you? Boo … keep checking that post office.

  3. Ian Says:

    Hi Sandra,

    Good to hear you are still alive. I have been reading a number of your blogs. Most interesting. I loved your Dad’s comment on the “lying” blog.

    All is well at our end …although Kelly may not be alive by the time you get back. Social services condemned her bedroom (again).

    Talk to you soon,


  4. Donna Says:

    Hey, my friend! It has been a few weeks since I have had a chance to catch up on your blog. ( am so thankful to be at home for the weekend…and not on another music camp with kids.) I am glad to hear that you have FINALLY received some packages. My mom & I were just talking about packages and how long they take (if ever) to arrive in Ghana. I can just picture you relishing in the contents of each one.

    I can’t believe how fast the months are going…although I’m sure that you are feeling some weeks to be very long! Sounds like you are taking things all in. I can’t wait to hear the stories that are too difficult to try and record in writing!

    Another package is on its way…hopefully arriving before you arrive back in Canada. Take care, my friend!

  5. Colleen Threadkell Says:

    Did you get three from me? I sent three in one day so logic says they should all be there…! Maybe somebody in Ghana is enjoying Canadian food that fits in an envelope! I also sent a Christmasy (word?!) one that should make it… Sent it about two weeks ago. I think that you will enjoy the contents while you are travelling.

    Also Jessica Howlett emailed me recently to tell me she is now thinking dermatology! Remember she was thinking doctor of sorts and we were helping her with courses? Anyhow she now calls me Colleen (smile). What a kid that one is! I miss her.

    I will send an email with lots of news others care nothing of.

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