Our lives are humming along at an incredible pace. It feels like life is going so much faster than it did when we were younger… There is no end of things to do and take care of. Broken airplanes, car repairs, school events requiring parent assistance, sick teachers requiring subs, the price of dairy products, the relentless heat, children ill with mysterious viruses, difficulty in obtaining spare parts for said broken airplanes, power outages, and being far away from family (just to name a few…) all play havoc on our ability to keep focus on why we are here.
Recently we had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with our MAF family here in Sentani. A few days later we had my English students over for dinner. They are all teachers at Sekolah Papua Harapan. Such a great group of fabulous teachers!
We’ve also had the opportunity to go to the waterfall with our SPH students and to the beach with friends.
Last Tuesday Marc celebrated his 12th birthday. He had some of his buddies over to hang out and we all enjoyed Marc’s dinner choice of burgers and fries.
Hugo’s been busy in the hangar with a bunch of broken airplanes. I know that doesn’t sound very technical but they’ve had some rather major and unexpected repairs come up. He is also working on getting ready for the installation of new maintenance tracking software. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is a really big deal.