I'm too lazy to go back in my archives and search for the other button, but WFMW is actually being hosted by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for the next two weeks while Kristen is in Kenya with Compassion.
Which is on the tail end of Sparky getting back from Togo.
Which brings me to my WFMW tip.
Pack your carry-on like you will never see your checked luggage!
Especially if you are going overseas.
Sparky's checked suitcase did not make it to Togo.
Mr. Churchmember's checked suitcase did not make it back to New York.
Amidst canceled flights from New York to Detroit, the airline booking Sparky on a separate flight than Mr. Churchmember and Mrs. Missionary (with a plane and terminal change at Dulles in only 50 minutes, which they did not let her do and made the airline put her on the same flight as them), Mrs. Missionary said to the counter person in New York,
"This is the only bag we have left to check. One didn't make it to Ghana, one didn't make it back from Ghana (they drive from Ghana into Togo). Do you think you can get this one to Detroit?"
We packed one of Sparky's towels, all her washclothes, her passport copy, all her undies, all her t-shirts, three of her skirts, two of her blouses, her fitted sheet, her light blanket, feminine personal items, half her soap products, her extra sunscreen, and all her socks in her carry-on.
She had one sunscreen, her hat, all her medicines (prescription and over-the-counter), her compact (the only make-up she wears), a small bottle of contact solution and a case, an extra pair of contacts, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, snacks, a journal, and her Bible in a backpack as her personal item that she put under the seat.
People asked her who packed her carry-on because they were impressed that she could function well with what she had. Mr. Churchmember's wife had given me the advice to do it that way or I wouldn't have had a clue. We were all impressed at the maturity shown by a 16-year-old who was missing a suitcase.
Which still hasn't shown up.
Africa pictures coming in a little while!