This afternoon offers the opportunity of doing laundry in preparation for "the packing" in preparation for my upcoming trip to Deutschland on Tuesday.
As usual, I'm conflicted - don't want to take the big suitcase, & also don't want to end up wishing that I'd brought more stuff with me. But, I usually end up taking about 2-3x as many shirts, pants, & warm stuff than I need. And every time I get back, I promise myself that I won't make the same mistake again. Which, of course, I inevitably do.
But this time will be different. Really. It could happen.
The 1st 4 days of my trip I will be in a place called "Gau Algesheim" - about a 2 hour train trip from Frankfurt. I'm headed there right after my arrival (early Wednesday a.m.) to spend some time with my friends Alex & Linda - something that I'm greatly looking forward to, as they are always 'highlights' for me to spend time with - for their wonderful personalities, great senses of humor, & determination to follow Christ, all of which are an inspiration to me.
After that, I'm off to Oberwesel - don't know anything about that, other than its by the Rhein River, which makes theBean more than a little jealous, as seeing lights on water, at night, is her favorite thing. I'll be there through the following Wednesday, 12 November, at which time its back to Frankfurt for meetings with friends at TPLF. Our sister church has a new pastor, Eddy Dueck, & I'll hopefully be able to spend some time with him during the last days.
I don't QUITE have my accommodations when I'm back in Frankfurt arranged. Which means that after 12 November, I don't know where I'll be staying, or with whom. And its not that I'm worried about not knowing, but I think I'd probably sleep better tonight, where I'll be sleeping then.
Ok. Time to load the washer.