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Crickets, Hedgehogs and more…

Posted by on February 9, 2013

This past week brought more African adventure, I love watching my family as they have adapted and embraced our life here.

On Sunday we headed to an African church and loved it. We had so much fun praising God. I love hearing the African people sing and seeing them dance and move. It does make me feel rather white though! Sitting in the service, the Pastor spoke in French and the service was translated into two other African dialects. What an experience, they were all almost talking at the same time. It was amazing. We look forward to returning.

We are now in Harmatane season (I have no idea how to spell this word). Essentially this is the season of wind. Temperatures still remain cool at night, usually around 20 degrees. During the days we have reached the mid 30’s. I still find this lovely. I have not yet adjusted to seeing the sun every day and feeling it’s worth. I often times step out of school in the afternoon singing, “Let the sunshine, let the sunshine….” of course I get all kinds of crazy looks from those around.

The girls are practicing for a musical at school. They are both super excited about it. I am really looking forward to seeing it sometime in May. Rebekah had the privilege of going on an overnight camp out with the Grade 5 & 6’s. They had a lot of fun. Meanwhile Brianna has enjoyed being 13 and hanging out with friends, watching movies and just being 13.

One of life’s challenges for the girls and I this past week has been showering without any hot water. Our water heater died last week and we have not replaced it yet. The cool water doesn’t seem to bother Stacy to much, he claims it is refreshing! Meanwhile us girls are perfecting our opera voices and working on not slipping and falling while we dance around in the cold water.

This past week we also had a cricket in the house. Those critters are LOUD! We did manage to find him and when we did, he quieted down quite quickly. One of the other critters that we often deal with is the hedgehog. The girls enjoy catching these cute little critters, however the dog likes to tell them who the boss is. Often times he will bark at them trying to scare them away in the wee hours of the night.

Some sights that still make us laugh are the camels and the donkey carts that we see on a daily basis. They are packed and loaded with so much. I personally would love to see the process of how they pack the carts and strap their goods on the camels.


Well, I am off to tackle what is left of my day.

Blessings to you all.

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