We are spending this week in Menya with the older two Chappell boys–the rest of their family was whisked to Australia on a Med-Evac to deal with Penny’s kidney stone.
Our house had started to sag so Travis brought in a jack, a welder and his skills to help reinforce it. Thanks to him and to Mitchell Poe for the lights that allowed us to finish the job after dark.
I snuck around our house with my slingshot to scare the dog that’s been stealing our eggs and hens. After shooting and scaring the dog away, I saw our neighbor, Hoku, sneaking up the other side with his bow and arrow. If I had been a few seconds slower our problem would have been solved.
Lucy spent the afternoon cracking up the ladies with her antics
I walked this trail for the first time yesterday: spiky pineapple plants on the left, precipitous drop on the right.
We’re excited to have these guys cutting our airstrip
As many of you know, we are dependent on our planes and pilots for transpartation in and out of Menya as well as the delivery of our supplies. We are also dependent on our airstrip, which is problematic.