Spectacle

This week we’ve had some internet trouble so we haven’t been able to blog, but we are operational for now. I’ve reduced my housework to half-ish days so that I can get back out in the community. Our community is currently enthralled by the excavator widening our road and fulfilling a campaign promise. The road will…

Moved

After yesterday’s rain delay, the weather was good enough today for moving. Barely. We had spurts of lugging in between downpours. We sloshed in the mud plenty, but thankfully no spills. We got the essentials transferred from one house to another including beds, mosquito nets toothbrushes and, because it’s Friday, everything necessary to pull off…

Parliamentary Visit

Last week we were visited by our local member of PNG’s national parliament. He flew into Menya and then condescended to our very village (not to see us white folks, to be clear.) We (white folks) all walked up the road five minutes to witness the event.

Dad

I grew up in a house where there were always multiple projects in process–to my mother’s occasional dismay–because my dad can fix anything. Not just a leaky faucet or a creaky door, my dad single-handedly turned our unfinished attic into three bedrooms and two baths on nights and weekends. I don’t know how my dad…

Repair Jobs

    #1 Sylvie thought it would be fun to see how far she could stretch my sunglasses. She did not give a report on the extent or quality of the fun, but for me there was none. Since I cannot easily acquire a new pair, I drilled a hole in both pieces and used…