26
Dec
2010

When we bought our pathetic fake Christmas tree about a month ago, Elliot declared, “We’re gonna have a Christmas!” He thought it was great, and had a grand time knocking it over, beating it with sticks, etc. until I finally decided to take the top part off, plunk it in an empty tin can, and [...]

24
Dec
2010

After quite a few days of living in a filthy house, it feels good to look around and feel a bit settled again. Another good feeling? The successful “workers’ Christmas party” we hosted this afternoon. I was a bit nervous when our mason left on Tuesday evening without having completed the job. Oh, it was [...]

Ahh, projects, projects. My house is in a state of disaster, but I know that it will one day be otherwise. Lunch was cooked on the porch, and I spent most of the morning trying to keep Elliot out of harms way. What’s on the project menu this time? Demolition – of both the master [...]

07
Dec
2010

On Sunday, Elliot had fun meeting some new friends. I prepared a birthday lunch for one of our “guys” and told him to bring his wife and two sons with him. I’ve been wanting to meet his family, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Living an hour {or more} from Cape Coast makes it [...]

01
Dec
2010

Happy 1st of December!

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If you’ve been to Ghana, you know how time tends to move here…and how things sometimes seem to take forever. For example, our chicken house has been standing for over a month now. It’s also been chicken-less for over a month. Tomorrow is supposed to be the big day. I can’t wait to see how [...]