So the kids just had nearly four weeks of holidays. That meant trying to find things to do to fill the days. At least, the days after Christmas. On Boxing Day we decided to enjoy the cloudy weather and take a walk around “the block”. We took our dog Zeus, who has grown into an enormous Golden Retriever, with us. He’s such a friendly dog who wouldn’t know anything bad even if it hit him in the head. However, his size made sure that no one was going to bother us… On our walk we passed by some interesting houses. The newer looking ones were built a few years ago and we have yet to see the one on the left inhabited. Zeus also met his first cow, well, calf really. Zeus is almost the same size as it. We also passed by a church that was started a couple years ago already but remains just a foundation and another one that had literally just been finished after thirteen years of off and on building. Then we came upon the local graveyard. Y’s nephew is buried there near the side of the road. His family wrote a message to him with white rocks, it says, happy travels Niel. We arrived back home to a fallen power pole and no power but the local power guys were hard at work fixing it.
Later that Day R and V and little Joy came by for a visit and to exchange gifts with us. Joy was pretty excited about hers!
New Years Eve was spent on the base with lots of food and a bunch of other families until it started to rain. Closer to midnight we went up to the school hill and watched the fireworks from up there.