Yesterday was our final day of the Hungarian practicum. We've been working very hard over the past two months and now have over 200 words in our vocabulary! But more than that, we also have two new friends. Elmer and Olga were a delight. Elmer entertained us with story after story from his amazing store of knowledge that he's gained over the years. Olga's dry sense of humor had us laughing so hard we cried. It was so exciting to see our friendship develop over the two months. At first I was all nervous and on my best behavior around them. As we got to know them we all loosened up a little bit and while I didn't display my worst behavior it is fair to say that we were all able to be very real with one another. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to work with them, and since they live here in town I think they can probably expect to see us knocking at their door quite a bit for the next 5 months.