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George, yes the kid’s did indeed bring the fishing reel and dollar and proceeded to pass the time in Detroit by pranking unsuspecting travelers. For all those that don’t know…the kid’s tape a dollar bill to a fishing reel and lay it down on the floor, then proceed to hide about fifty feet away.
Shae Shae Fantastica, you’ve been in our thoughts. You would love it here.
Mom S, GG would love the instant coffee. I have to say that since Coffee is a major cash crop in the area, the instant coffee is actually pretty good (didn’t think instant could be). Would love to bring some Avocadoes home, but fruit and veggies are strictly prohibited through customs; something about possible exotic insects upsetting the delicate ecosystem balance…or something like that.
Thank you all for the posts. It is a highlight of the day to wake up and read what you’ve written.
If anyone has experienced it, one knows of something called “Africa Time” which is closely akin to “Island Time.” Well Juma was scheduled for 12:00P and showed up precisely at 12:00P sharp with notebook in hand for taking notes. He is certainly a welcome addition to the team, and is going to be critical in handling our local book keeping and in interfacing with the local officials to ensure that the orphanage is setup properly.
After a discussion of terms and expectations, Juma took us on a walk to tour the property for the proposed site.
One of the first items on the list will be a well for irrigation as well as for drinking. Deep wells are hard to come by in this area because of the rocky terrain, but digging down around 150 feet will ensure that the orphanage has water even during the driest season.
Paul walked the perimeter of the property and recorded his track with GPS so that we would have an idea of the location and topography of the property. It will enable us to do some planning of the layout before breaking ground.
Corrinne and Elivia met Mwajambo and toured her clothing shop. Mwajambo is very talented at making African clothing and her face lit up when Corrinne asked her if she could make a skirt for her. Fabric selected…we await the results.