Monday, July 3, 2006


We are in the midst of packing, with clothes and other items laid out on the floor. It's sometimes hard to figure out what to pack and what not to pack given the length of our trip. One thing is for sure - it will be hot in Beijing. I checked the weather forecast and it will be about 90 degrees when we land in Beijing on Friday.

We visited my grandmother and uncle yesterday and received some final instructions, such as how to turn on electricity, water, and gas in my grandmother's Beijing apartment. I'm glad that we got a preview two years ago when we stayed there for a couple of weeks. It should make this time less of a surprise. I guess here in the U.S. we take a lot of conveniences for granted.

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