It's Christmastime at our house! I think we are actually running a little bit late. A package only takes about 2-4 weeks to get to South Africa, but they are currently having a postal strike, so who knows? It can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months to get a package to Madagascar, so we are crossing our fingers. Here are the contents of the first two packages. We wrap things and put them in padded envelopes - I hear those get there better. Oh, and the packages going to Madagascar get Jesus stickers stuck all over them. Evidently, the people don't want to rip Jesus's face so the packages don't get broken into. We still need to get a few things, and we'd better hurry!
Let's see, other than the water being cut, the power keeps getting cut too. Not that that's a big deal, because if we try to make toast while the dryer is going the power dies... However, it's been especially bad the past few weeks and we have our candles set up all the time because it's only a matter of time before the power goes out, so James... one upped!
From South Africa:
As dark goes, Eskom, the government run power company has had some issues with power, from what I've heard, one of the main coal hoppers failed, and has resulted in them doing a bunch of load shedding, basically, rolling blackouts. This past week, we only had our lights on two nights, but we do have them on in the morning. So there Nate, there you go. And we don't have a dryer, we do clothes the good old fashioned way. So Nate, One UPed!
So here is the news that you have been waiting for. I am getting transferred to ...... Port Alfred! Which is a ways away from everybody... So area three, here I come! It will be sad, I enjoy the area here, but I'm excited at the same time to go on to a new adventure. It really is bittersweet.