The Aussie tag game was lots of fun and, when it was in full swing, it drew players from many countries.
Still such a pity that foodnetwork ruined our fabulous playground. Luckily yuku has filled a gap. It's been
so great to catch up with everyone. Lori's quote above is so accurate.
And a little news flash. Petra, the daughter who was in Rio, returned Monday. She was told yesterday
that she has been posted to Vietnam for three years. She starts 56 weeks of language training later
next month (October, it's already September in Australia) and goes there in November 2017. She is
so excited and we are thrilled for her.
And I'll brag about her just a bit. She speaks three languages besides English. A few years back, she took
the foreign service language aptitude test. The highest possible score is 164. A person has to score at
least 100 for the foreign service to be willing to teach them any of the harder languages, such as Arabic,
Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai. She scored 137. We agreed that she wouldn't have been considered
for the Vietnam post without such a good language score. Obviously she has to be qualified for the job too.