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Jay | Susan | Alex | Beth | Samantha
December 19, 2009 3:15 pm
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The temporary fix seems to be working for the water in the house. This is a big relief since I’m still flying from Loki up into Sudan for the next three days. The guys at the hangar were very supportive and helpful getting the situation resolved. John McNeely (our chief pilot) went and tried to get the pump reprimed, and Rob Scheck called the plumber right away when John was unable to get the pump working. Long story to say we have water in the house again. This is a good thing.

The flying in Sudan yesterday and today went smoothly. I overnighted in Juba, which is a first for me. Juba is the capitol of South Sudan and is growing rapidly. There is construction everywhere. It’s also hideously expensive…Rent for a small house can easily be $3000 per month. A meal can easily be $20 for a bowl of stew and a soda.

The airport was another source of amusement and a bit of frustration. Everyone has to go through security, even folks going to a private charter. Security is nothing more than a cursory pat down, but you still have to go through all the crowds and get the man with the key to the departures door. I get to experience this again Monday since I’ll be picking two people up there.

And finally, back to Loki. Loki looks unchanged save that all the potholes have been filled in the road to the airport! Wow! You can drive on the tarmac, it’s really quite amazing.

2 Responses to “Water water”

  1. Victoria Says:

    Good heavens! What’s happening in Juba that it’s growing so rapidly?

    Glad that the water sitch is ok…love to all.

  2. Jay Says:

    We’re glad the water situation is better too. Not fixed fixed yet, but we have water, which is good.

    I’m not completely sure, but I think Juba’s growth is mostly due to all the aid agencies moving there after the fighting stopped. There is also alot due to New Sudan trying to put itself together as a country. Also there are quite a few businesses springing up. The combination makes for lots of construction. We’ll have to see how long it lasts, especially with the peace deteriorating. No one wants to resume the fighting, but no one I’ve spoken with is willing to stay one country (with the muslim north) either.

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