Monthly Archives: December 2009
Roy’s coming home!
His tooth is better, he is pain free, and he’ll be flying to Yaounde on Sunday and home on Monday! Yippee!!
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My friend, the Hajjxa
One of my best Fulani friends, Hawa, just returned from a trip to Meccxa. She is now officially a Hajxa. Sorry for the “x’s”, but it helps derail people who might be looking for those words. She is Chief T’s …
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the rat is gone but the snake…
After 3 nights of the barrel trap being unsuccessful, I added rat poison to the peanut butter, and hurrah!, no more rat in the kitchen! But the snake in the workshop, he’s waiting for Roy’s return. Roy went to the …
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Roy’s tooth saga
The poor guy went through 4 gruelling sessions with the Yaounde dentist and is still swollen and in pain, so he’s going to next closest dentist – in Europe. He’s flying out tonight to Lyon, France, to the home of …
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This is our head ag guy, Benoit’s, son Maki, being baptized on Christmas Eve morning. What a celebration that was! Everyone cheered and Maki was whisked away on people’s shoulders to put his dry clothes on. Maki has Down’s syndrome …
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Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) & critters
Okay, I have a rat in my kitchen, which actually is a room separated from the main house by a porch, and I have a snake in our outside storeroom, and Roy is still in Yaounde and soon to be …
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A root canal at Christmastime???
The good news is that Roy’s getting rid of his mega toothache by having a root canal in Yaounde. The bad news is that he won’t be back home until Monday the 28th. It’ll be our first Christmas apart from …
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Jesus, Mary & Joseph
What a delight our local church’s Sunday school’s Christmas program was! Joseph is the short one in the wild print and Mary is the tall one in the subdued blue. It brought tears to my eyes, thinking of so many …
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This is the view across our dirt driveway from our dining room window!
We just got back to Gamboula Friday late afternoon, and Roy had been having a vaguely sore mouth for a couple of days, but nothing like Friday …
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Well, here we are in the big city of Yaounde for our shopping before we return to the bush tomorrow morning starting out at 5am so as to make the border crossing before it closes at about 5pm. Yup, we …
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