Jun 12, 2004

I volunteered my time this morning with CrossPoint DC to work at the Arlington Food Assistance Center. We brought in the food that was collected by the church. We were broken into two groups: some cleaned and some sorted food. We basically cleaned plastic waiting chairs outside and then organized their kitchen area. I’m not sure if they will like the way we organized it, but we didn’t have a lot of time and it looks a lot better than it did. The other group sorted the 450 pounds of food that we brought in and we called the mission a success.

It was a beautiful day today! Clear blue sky with temps in the 70s – as good as it gets here in DC this time of year. I drove around the area that we will be moving to in Rosslyn. I think I know my way around there pretty good – but lots of stuff is right within walking distance. There are shops and restaurants – and the metro station is only a block away. I am thinking or getting one of the metro SmarTrip cards. They have a RFID chip in them and are rechargeable. You just hold it up to the turnstile and it deducts the fare from the card! You hold it up to a fare machine to recharge it. Pretty cool! I think I will be taking the metro quite often now.

I did some packing since Kenny and I are moving on Monday. I seem to have a lot more stuff now that I have semi-unpacked. OF course, now I have groceries, a box from home and a big o bag or dirty clothes. Why pay to wash it now when I can do it for free tomorrow?!

I have to go to work tomorrow. I think I am going to check out a different church called Grace Community Church to see what it is like. I need to go to bed soon so that I can wake up early for the 1000 service. I hope I can cope with the slight body schedule change tomorrow.

Photos from the food bank can be found here.

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