Hi to all..
I hope you all don't read my blogs and think I am being negative or sour--- these are just comments to friends and supporters on my experiences of what I hope you find interesting and entertaining.
Arrived a week ago and was very tired after the 3 day trip including a overnight in Nairobi. "Mama" Kimbui met me at the airport, She is the mother-in-law to a Kenyan lady who lives in Charlottetown where I met her two years ago.
Been here a week and am settled in a small clean room in a decent neighborhood- it's a one room with bed and toilet and shower and cost about $2.50 a day. Its a convenient location so am ok..For food I can but 2 boiled eggs for 50 cents in the morn, omelet and bread for lunch at $1 and dinner of rice and small chicken for a few bucks .. am losing weight but that's just due to sweating and NO after dinner snacks. BTW at night I am reading Gresham books and doing the Sudoku.
I forgot how noisy it is here..kenyans are used to it and can chat on their cell phones while music is blaring on a radio and loud trucks and motorcycles are a challenge. . Maybe the noise is louder for old ears! btw the countryside is still pretty littered but the town of Meru is cleaner..and that's great. And up in the tea hills about 10 km it's so clean and pretty. Also the rains have let up so there is no mud.
SHARON.. that little 3+ year old who we are feeding and clothing. We visited her on Saturday and brought food and clothes from our kids. She liked it all but the coloring book and pencils and toys were the best. Her mother was not there so we left all with gramma. We also brought clothes to the orph and to the rescue center.. so some kids are a bit sharper dressing today !!
SOOOO things can be better,
I wish you enough