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Jay | Susan | Alex | Beth | Samantha
February 11, 2009 3:59 pm
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Samantha is reading it for school…according to the syllabus two pages a day. According to her, half the book a day.  It’s going a bit quicker than forecast.

I feel rather like the fellow Sam-I-Am is trying to get to eat the green eggs and ham.  Already in February I’ve flown about 20 hours and the month isn’t have done yet.  Tomorrow I’ve got about an eight flight hour day, and next week I’ll be in Loki which will mean lots of flying.  Trips to Nairobi, to Dukana, to Wamba, to Kijabe, to Moyale, to …

One of the trips was to Kijabe to take a lady trying to deliver twins to the hospital.  We had the Killorens, Nate and Jenna, here for their upcountry orientation…and had a good time with them. Nate is a pilot and Jenna a doctor.  The nurses woke Jenna up early Saturday morning the 31st of Jan to come help.  The mother was fainting and generally having a hard time.  Blood pressure was nearly off the scale and …. so we loaded two nurses and mom up in the plane and flew them to Kijabe for an emergency C-section.  Two baby girls, Neema and Rehema (Mercy and Grace).

I had another med-evac on Sunday.  We had baptisms that day, which we do at the airfield.  Afterwards they cook chai (tea) and have games and such.  I got a call…’can you come to marsabit and take a patient to Wamba?”  Sure.  Susan takes off to get my flight bag from the house, I fuel the plane, Jeff clears all the kite flyers and relay racers off the airstrip.  At Marsabit I find they really want to go to Nairobi.  Ok…I can do that, but it’ll cost about 3 times what the Wamba flight would.  The family of the man (a lorry driver shot by bandits between Laisamis and Loglogo) said Nairobi…so off we go.  I don’t have enough daylight to get home to Gatab so I spent the night in Nairobi.  It took some arranging, since I hadn’t brought keys or driver license or wallet with me (no need for those things in Wamba).  That night I arranged with Shadrack to bring he and his wife and twins back to Gatab (funny how God works these things out).  I also get booked to go to Dukana and get a woman to take to Wamba.  She’d been badly beaten (domestic violence).  I finally get home about 5 in the afternoon.

Tomorrow it’s Marsabit to pick 4 people up, take them to Moyale which is right on the Ethiopian border, then to Nairobi to  pick two people and take them to Kurungu, and then home.  With luck I’ll be home by 6.

Would you like them here or there?  Do you like them in the rain, do you like them in a train?  Would you could you in the rain?  Could you would you with a goat?  Say, I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them Sam-I-Am!  I would eat them in a boat, I would eat them with a goat! I will eat them here and there, I will eat them anywhere?