Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We Are Back Online

It has been a long 6 months since I last posted but I have good reasons. I won't take the time to list them all, just the #1 reason. We moved into our house at the end of January without having a telephone line installed. By installed I mean the actual line wasn't even in the ground to our property. Our telephone company said they would get it done in February. I was thinking, okay we will be without a telephone and internet for 2 months. I must have forgot where we are living-Hello this is Africa. February quickly passed by with no action, March came & the guy in charge said it wouldn't happen in March because it was the end of the financial year, but he promised it would happen in April. In other words-they didn't have the money to do it. Half way through April Brian started calling the guy everyday to check on the progress. The guy quickly started recognizing Brian's number and stopped answering his calls, so he had to use my cell phone. In May, Brian started making regular visits to the guy's office so he could see him in person and get the entire story. Finally towards the end of May work started to happen, phone line trenches were being dug and telephone junction boxes installed. Of course this took another month but finally on June 22nd we had an operational phone line and in another few days we had internet. WaHoo!

So you may be wondering what has taken so long to start blogging again? Well we've had a whirlwind of visitors, volunteers & a team. The last week I'v been trying to get organized again and decided that today was the day to start posting again. Obviously I can't recount the last 6 months, but I will be sharing the highlights mostly by photos so you can see the changes at The Village and what Liam and Lindie have been doing.

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