Katie and I got here safe! That's right, we're both safe and sound with our friends the Clarkes in Monaghan. We got here all by ourselves. We are now big girls.
So the time difference between Ireland and Alabama is six hours; Ireland is six hours ahead of Alabama. So when you come over here, you end up losing six hours of your life. Example: We left the Birmingham airport at 2:30 in the afternoon, and then left the Atlanta airport at 6:30 Atlanta time. We arrived in Dublin at 7:00 in the morning. But it was only a seven hour flight.
Needless to say, it has been the longest day ever. We took one or two little catnaps throughout the day, but even so, it's been rough. But we're here! And we're about to go to sleep! And the day as a whole has been a success!
In fact, I finally had my first cup of Irish tea a few hours ago, so it's finally settling in. I'm in Ireland. Katie and I are looking forward to spending the week with our friends in Monaghan, and then regrouping with the rest of the team in Ballygawley!
What you can pray for: Again, the planning. Also, Mrs. Susan is having some problems with a tooth and is trying to sort it out before she leaves for Ireland, but she's in a lot of pain so please keep her in your prayers. And as always, a very general prayer for the health of everyone on the team, as at least one person gets sick every year.