Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 6 (Wednesday Feb 17)

No pictures today!

I spent the morning helping the boys and Mike pack up. Then Mike drove me to YVR on their way home, as I was picking up our last athlete. She's awesome! Very sweet. She and I came back up to Whistler on the athlete's bus, and I helped her check in and get to her home away from home! I left the house at 10:15 am and only got home at 9:00 pm.

I'm tired tonight! But I have to poll y'all: She wants to trade jackets after the games. Do I give her my volunteer jacket in exchange for her Andorran jacket? It's beautiful and warm, and pretty unique. It's not the sweater you saw them marching in the Opening Ceremonies; it's a heavy winter ski coat. White and black. Hem Haw what do I do? I've EARNED my volunteer coat, but there will be a million like mine around Vancouver post-games. How many Andorran coats will there be?

I am feeling way more confident in my French after tonight. I was getting desperate, feeling pretty useless sometimes as I have struggled to understand my crew. ESPECIALLY on the phone. Ay Ay Ay. But I could always understand one of the athletes, and I can now understand the new girl perfectly. So I am feeling better about it all now. The others, with their accents and dialects, give me a bit of a headache. But it was easy to talk tonight! So whew.

Off to Ladies Super Combined tomorrow. Hope to be able to post tomorrow!!!!


Jim said...

Do the trade...Make me proud. A million of them....but only one of you!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I'll have a blue jacket you could always borrow if you wish.....

Cathy said...

I say Do the Trade. Not only will you be the only one with an Andorran jacket, but think of how cool she'll be with your jacket back in Andorra. Doubly cool!

Jen C said...


PS-You can borrow my volunteer jacket anytime you're feeling nostaligic.