Back with the Parents...

Trip Start Feb 06, 2007
Trip End Apr 26, 2009

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Monday, January 29, 2007

I have traveled back in time. Last night was my last night in my apartment. Today, after church, I moved all of my things (confined to about 25 storage totes) into storage for the next two years and entered into a "homeless" state. This was my sixth time moving...I've got this down to an exact science. Not really - there were the last minute totes that I just threw things into randomly. I am so lucky to have a wonderful set of parents and a caring brother that have helped me move these six times. It was funny, because I knew that my dad was eager to help me out, but I also knew that I wasn't going to get through the moving process without him reminding me of the hassle that comes with a move. He joked that he was going to charge me next time. What's a son to do without his jack of all trades dad? I am now staying with my parents and will be calling the couch my bed for the next nine evenings. He has made me bring some food and toilet paper for the house! Mind you, I am still working this week at the school - getting my students through their second round of District Benchmark testing. So I have picked out the ties and shirts I will wear this week and have them nicely laid out on the front seat of my car. It's so crazy! This will probably be the longest week of my life! On top of all that, I think I've caught this cold that's going around.

I've got so many things to do this many more things to get before this amazing journey begins. I met a few more of the trainees in the "G23 Training Group" on our google group site. There's just so little time left and so many things to do. I am mentally preparing myself for this weekend's festivities. My family is putting together a bon-voyage celebration dinner that I hope will be fairly well attended. My church family is taking up a love offering this coming Sunday...I hope that it pans out well. There is so much financially at stake here when you give up your life and, most importantly a career that brings in a pay check for 27 months. there is a certain amount that I have worked out that I need to attain that will get me through my two years of service and back onto my feet when I come back to the States in April 2009. I would like to encourage anyone that is interested in contributing to my travel fund over the next 27 months to make their contibution to the SAFE account that I have set up - by mailing their check to a SAFE institution earmarked Ivey Peace Corps Fund Acct 6000958593. Please, however, send me an email to let me know who has made the contribution; otherwise, I will never know who to thank!

Until next time...

Your ambassador to the world, Trevor
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What a Week it's Gonna Be!
Dear Trevor, I am sitting here chuckling at your latest blog entry because I know how you lie to be on top of everything and have things laid out and ready to go, this week with you being here with us is going to be pretty dang interesting. Again Let me tell you how proud I am of you in just being son and very good friend. You are a special special man, Trevor. I want you to always remember that. This big world awaits you....and like I always say...Make some memories. And never ever forget how much your old mom loves you. I pray for you every night and I know in my heart that God is going to take special care of you. You belong to Him, Trevor. he knows what today and tomorrow will bring...we don't..and sometimes that is what makes us have the fears and worries that we do. We all need to work on just letting go and letting God. I know I do. I love you lot,Mom...P.S. The friends you make in Paraguay will stay in your heart forever. Show them all the GREAtness of America...and always be kind and help people when you can. It's really our duty in this world. And remember...Life is what you make it. You are going to do fine in Paraguay. It is going to be a wonderful experience for you. I just feel it. Take time to learn their culture and show them what all they can be...Love MOM

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