Hi! Did you miss me?! I know my last post was right before we left the States, and we have been back for a few weeks now, but there is a reason for my absence! For some reason, the internet provider we are using here in Wamena will not let me access wordpress.com at all, which means I can’t comment on any of my friends’ blogs who have WordPress, and I can’t write new posts here! So, right now I am at my friend’s house writing this post. She recently switched internet providers, so I am able to access WordPress from her house. I had grand ideas of uploading all my daily photos from the last couple of months and setting up the posts to post over the next couple of weeks, but the internet is pretty slow and it was about all I can do just to log on and write this 😉
But wait, it gets worse! At the end of the month (yes, THIS month) the internet provider we’re currently using will be dropping us. So MAF has been scrambling to try and find something new. Yes, the one that my friend is using IS an option, and I think it is what we will be using for the next couple of months, but it will be VERY limited. Very limited as in – the type of connection my friend has just for her family will be split among all the families on the MAF base. So, I think it will be all we can do just to get e-mail for the next couple of months.
But wait, it gets better! Or at least, that is the hope! MAF is looking into getting our own VSAT system, so when we get all that set up (which will probably be a few months down the road), we will have very fast internet! Which is great news for the grandparents, because we may even be able to do video Skype! So, we’ll see.
But in the meantime, it may be a while before you hear from me again, unfortunately. If it was just a matter of WordPress not loading, I think I would try to open a blog on Blogger just temporarily until WordPress is working again. But I don’t think I will even do that, since for the next few months our internet will be so limited I’m not even sure we’ll be able to be on Facebook.
But, enough about that. I do want to let you know that we are back in Wamena safe and sound and getting back into the swing of things here. Dan is flying and doing maintenance; I am back to teaching school to the girls and spending a lot of time in the kitchen just getting meals on the table. Claire had her 4th birthday on the 15th (I can’t believe my baby is FOUR!!!) And we’re just getting on with life here.
Thank you all for your prayers as we continue with life and ministry here. I hope that I will be able to find a way to continue posting, but if not, at least you have an explanation this time 🙂
Oh, and I do have a recipe post saved in my drafts, so you will proabably see that published soon, too. Not because I was able to get on and write, but just because I already had it written and saved here, and just never published 🙂