Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
After 3 days of work by the 'first wave' of administrators, the 'second wave' of our wonderful team joined us in Rio. After months of work, conference calls, and details- we are ALL here, on the ground, in gorgeous Rio. Finally we matched real people to the pictures on our team page and voices on the conference calls. Yes, Linda O. is almost as tall as Allen (in her mind). And Jana is smaller than her pic would lead us to believe; and her mom, Susan, is just as delightful. Mark's finally hit the waves, surfing Linda's board in Ipanema. And Becca, Gail and Glenda opened their lovely apartment for the larger team meeting. Carmelita's our bravest, bringing her 2-year old & husband, Jeff, too. While Lucy appears to be an old-pro, with husband and her two children traveling like veterans. Lydia's turned into our team photographer, capturing the sights and sharing on DropBox. While Wadean taught Linda O. the difference between Subway sandwich shop and the actual subway stop in Ipanema. Jackie has a ready smile, and her retired attitude are the envy of the group. Linda K. was last but not least to arrive-- but made it only 20 mins. late, considering she thought she might not make it at all! It's hard to believe we get any work done in this gorgeous environment with all these great people, but nose's to grindstone, we do!