The fun never stops here…. really…
There’s been a diesel shortage as of late. Apparently the boat carrying said fuel was held up somewhere. This shortage produced extremely long lines at the gas pumps if there was any available in addition to various power outages designed to conserve what diesel the power company still had in storage. Normally, power outages don’t bother us too much. We go out to our shed and fire up our generator and off we go. Except, our generator has been broken for about a month now. We thought it was fixed and on Friday we ran it and it died after half an hour. Hopefully we can get a new part to replace the one that broke. Unfortunately this part can only be purchased in Jayapura… of course….
On Friday night we had my 12 students come over to watch the new movie Courageous. They loved it and it really spoke to them and added to what they had been learning already about being good Christian men. They thought the houses in the movie were so nice. Some of these guys grew up living in a honai (traditional grass hut).
Saturday morning “Y” told us that “I’s” husband had been sitting across from our gate for about an hour, just watching our house… creep me out! I saw him later at 12:30 as I walked to the pool and the expression on his face was not one I want to see again. So we are being rather cautious, locking the gates more often and keeping the doors of the house locked if I’m alone. I don’t think he would want to physically hurt me, but I think he might want to inflict some damage on our home/possessions.
For about a month now a widow from our church has been coming one afternoon a week to cook supper. She is teaching me how to cook Indonesian food. It take so long to prepare a true Indonesian meal from scratch! But so tasty… Ibu “Y” has two children. Her son is being raised by her in-laws on another island but as he was getting in with the wrong crowd they sent him to a Catholic boarding school in Java. About two years ago her (ex) husband passed away and she accompanied his body to their home island and returned with her daughter who had also been living with the in-laws. Now she is struggling to make her way here with her child. Her coming to cook for me is a win-win situation. She gets to earn a little more, I get to learn a little, we hang out and have a coke together and supper is cooked! (she has a job has a helper for an American family)
It’s official! The card came in the mail last week!