Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In all our years in Makalondi, 10 to be exact, there is one little appliance that has made life there possible. It has helped us to make it through 112 degree heat during the after-lunch rest hour and 90+ degree nights when not a breath of air was moving! It faithfully runs with little or no maintenance and it has become my Number One bedroom Decor Accessory! In my book, it goes with ANY style and it's more precious than any item you can buy at Pottery Barn!
This Most Valued item is our 12 volt Battery Run Fan which is charged every evening when our generator is on. At bedtime we turn the generator off, and turn on the 12 volt fan. It quietly blows air across our bed, enabling us to get our sleep...even on a killer-hot night! The next day, when the heat is overwhelming, we turn on the battery fan in the office and work in front of it. Or we may fix our lunch and take it into the office and eat at the little table in the corner, with the fan blowing directly on us.
Living on the edge of the Sahara, one must find ways to adjust to the climate. Gary made the WINNER move when he hooked up our very first battery fan! He's still got the prize in my book!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
That meant dividing clothes between the homes, supplying two kitchens with groceries and carrying my pillow back and forth between the two places. We're not yet used to the feeling of being in constant commute, but we're getting there. The hour long drive is seeming shorter and shorter now.
As our regular ministries start back up after the rains are done and the harvest is in, we will begin to have a more dependable schedule... We Hope!