Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Abi was the first one up this morning, already outside and playing soccer outside the fence with Eshetu. The household was slow to get moving on a Saturday. Saneit came down to help me with French toast preparations, finding the bread we bought and the cinnamon. Small brown eggs came out of a sack in a drawer; ghee (their shortening) was added to a pan heating on the stove. I knew they had pancake syrup… It seems Sani has made something similar, just bread dipped in egg and fried in more oil than I use, but she seems to like my American version with milk and cinnamon added to the egg. Ydia and Abi both made short work of their servings!
Anbessu took off for the church (at the District Center), where he pastors, in addition to being the District Superintendent of 2 remote Districts and chairman of the national board, in addition to being the founder of FAYYAA six years ago. We decided to also go the District Center, where the wireless Internet router works very well and we can update the blog and upload photos as well. Paul was getting some more work done there today as well – finishing the replacement of several windows. After 1:00 p.m., we walked to Hotel D’Afrique for lunch and coffee, then back to the District Center to take advantage of the Internet for a while longer. Dan has loaded our photos on the web and is working on getting them connected to the blog.
Back to the house tonight another friend is staying overnight to visit with the family. He minister in the west of Ethiopia some 8 hours away.