Monthly Archives: January 2014


I must have jinxed myself (not the first time)!  Unfortunately we enjoyed running water for only about a week before it quit on us.  We aren’t sure why – is the cistern out of water (maybe), did some important part … Continue reading

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We have WATER and what a difference that makes to our daily lives!  Those of you in Virginia can empathize I’m sure.  After many hours of uncomfortable, cold and cramped, labor our relative completed his heroic effort to get the … Continue reading

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Living Like Refugees

I was chatting with a friend about the progress we were making on our house/living situation the other day when I was interrupted by an eavesdropping bystander, “No water, no toilet, no heat! That’s insane!” this person exclaimed. “You are … Continue reading

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