I have a little complaint to make. We love watching the Olympics. Who doesn't? But our satellite (we have Dish Network) mysteriously loses the local stations' signal everyday during the magical hours between 4pm and 1am. No other stations are affected, of course, just NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and Fox. Normally it's no big deal. During the Olympics, though, BIG DEAL!!! Even with numerous calls to Dish Network nothing can be done. For the first half of last week we moped around the house forcing ourselves to be content with watching the daytime broadcast of Olympic events. Then on Wednesday I made a wonderful discovery. NBC rebroadcasts the night's coverage at 2:30 am! Now I just set the VCR to record it for us and we get to watch all that we missed the next day at our own leisure. Though our Olympic experience isn't quite Gold medal worthy it's good enough for us.
We're rethinking Dish Network though. Even with the stations being off everyday they still charge us full price for the local channels. No medals for them!
For the next several days I will be posting about the World Congress of Families. This year it is being held in Sydney, Australia. Remember how we helped to raise funds for Angela to attend? She is sending daily reports of the presentations, interviews she is able to have, and more. I am excited to share with you what she is experiencing. There are so many around the world - politicians, religious leaders, community organizers, trained professionals, and others - who are dedicated to defending the family. I will try to post each day's events in order so you are not reading them backwards as you scroll down. I have broken up Angela's summaries into several posts so it isn't overwhelming to see a HUGE post. Remember, if you have any questions you would like her to ask when she gives her interviews, leave them in the comments and I will pass them along to her.