The other day I went to the post office here in Long Xuyen and mailed out a batch of postcards and letters. It cost me a relatively small fortune and when I thought about it, I realized that I was sending stuff to four of the seven continents. I had never done that before.
I received the first call from my parents this morning and it was wonderful to hear their voices. We didn’t talk for long and there was a delay when we spoke, which was something that I’ve never really experienced. The weather continues to be nearly perfect here, by my American standards: cool in the morning and evening and warm in the afternoon, but not hot.