We’re been back for 2 weeks already – Dan is back in school, I’ve settled back at my desk, things are moving forward. We are starting to get supplies back in the house and re-finding our routines. Praise God for his faithfulness in this time!
Even better than just settling in – I’ve done a few very overdue jobs! I’ve fixed the screen door on the front which helps keep the bugs and mosquitoes out – meaning one less way to get sick! I got a friend in and we put up a bunch of shelving, paintings, and even a chin-up bar! I even managed a couple the other day – got to start somewhere 😉
We’ve been pondering near the end of our last term and while were in the UK what things we need to do in order to keep the stress down and increase our sustainability in N1geria. There are SO many little irritations in life – I won’t play down anyone’s annoyances – it doesn’t matter where you are or what they are – for any given person they are irritating. Reducing those annoyances as much as possible is a good way to increase sustainability. One of the not-so-small ones for us is the power situation out here. I took the plunge today and purchased batteries to create a better back-up power situation at our house. Over the next couple of days I’ll get them installed and hopefully even where there isn’t power we’ll be able to keep the fridge cold (so not having to throw out food – something that really winds me up), we’ll be able to have light in the evening and hopefully we won’t have to run the generator (noisy and expensive) as often