Showing posts from July, 2013

July get away--Victoria Falls

Major left on the 11 th of July.   We left the mission at 4 a.m. and got to town and went our separate ways to get errands done before he had to be on the plane.   We had no time even to sit down for lunch!   We left for the airport at 4:30 p.m. and left him by 5:30 p.m.   We stayed in town until Saturday the 13 th as Ben and Karen Pennington from Masvingo came up on Thursday with Marcia Kay Thomson to get her final chemo done on Friday.   So we were able to visit and go out to dinner 2 nights together while in town.   On Friday night Zebedee Togarepi, a fellow missionary from Chiredzi, joined us with his wife for dinner.   We went to a new steak place where you pick out your steak at the meat counter and then it is cooked for you!   His wife left the next day for the US to visit their son and grandchild for a few months in Illinois. Saturday morning we had a wonderful tea with our visitor, Jonathan’s, mom who invited us over before we left town.   We enjoyed meeting her, her

Happy 4th of July on the 6th of July

This last week we started digging a new borehole at the hospital.   This borehole was paid for by Beit Trust in the UK/Zimbabwe and also our UK Chidamoyo Trust.   We were happy that they hit water at 24 meters but we dug until 70 meters—so we have plenty of water.   The next step is to build a house around the borehole, put the piping in and we hope to get a solar pump for it!   We are so happy to get closer to having good amounts of water for the hospital! This year we celebrated the 4 th of July on the 6 th of July.   The good thing about living outside of the USA is we can choose to celebrate our holidays whenever based on time!   So we choose the 6 th when more people would be around and I had time to cook! We had 12 Zimbabweans and 2 Americans for dinner.   We had traditional fare of BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, 6 bean salads, all the condiments and then a Red-White and Blue cake.   We made everyone wear Red-White and Blue to celebra