Monday, September 21, 2009

Well we've been in Catania for one week now and have finally gotten on to the internet from our apartment! Small miracles!! I forgot how things are in Italy...most things work some of the time, some things work most of the time.

We have had a solid week with 50% learning our new tasks and 50% trying to learn the driving routes. And yes, the Sicilian drivers learned how to drive from their friends in Naples (although I think they drive better here!)

President and Sister Toranto are superb and the couple we're replacing, the Stinebaughs have done a very nice job, setting us up well. I'll be interested to compare notes with the Kroffs and Doyles to see how they operate their offices...I know some things are different here.

Happy birthday Liam! We love you all and are enjoying this great opportunity. The Church is true, and is slowly but solidly growing in Catania Italy. Love, Dad and Mom aka Rick and Jan


  1. Glad to see you are doing well. We sure miss you and can't wait to see pictures of your area.

  2. You win!! I think both the Doyles and the Kroffs spent a lot more time without Internet at home....
    It is good to hear you are safe and sound in your new home. Of course a lot more details are expected as you get used to the idea of staying up until midnight working on the blog.
    Welcome to the Italian Senior Missionary club!!

  3. We can't wait to skype with you! We go in and plead our case on thursday about why we ranked the way we did, Wish us luck! miss you!