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Jay | Susan | Alex | Beth | Samantha
August 22, 2012 6:33 am
Published in: Uncategorized

We moved!  We packed the house in Entebbe on Friday the 10th of August, and we drove to Arua on Saturday the 11th. The trip was smooth save for getting through Kampala, which took about 2 hours. Once we were out of Kampala, however, it was a nice drive.  Some of the way goes through national park which was beautiful, especially crossing Karuma falls.

The truck came Sunday morning and we unloaded.  A few scuffs, one broken bed slat… all in all very easy, just lots of physical labor.   I spent the next several days getting electricity hooked up…we’re running the house on solar power since city power here is notoriously unreliable.  When it’s good you get 6 hours a day, but from what folks say it’s been more than  a weeks since there’s been power.  First was some repair to the wiring in the house, then hook up the inverter and batteries, then the generator.  A local welder built us a rack for our solar panels, and I had them wired in, sitting in the driveway, for several days.  Yesterday Alex and Goeffrey (our watchman) and I put the rack up on the roof and then the panels.  There’s been repairs to plumbing as well.

On Thursday the 16th, I flew back to Entebbe on Eagle Air.  We still had a garage full of things to bring up since we’d brought a bunch of AIM Air stuff for the office on the first trip.  I’d arranged with our transporter, Aziz to get those thigsn and a load of fuel.  So Friday morning we loaded fuel and furniture onto the truck and Friday afternoon I loaded three dogs into a crate and the crate into the airplane and flew the dogs to Arua.

That sounds really easy.  I could not have done it without the help of Renee Crane and Lenta Lourents.  Renee did some shopping for us and was going to take the dogs to the airport while I got the plane. But the dog crate was about 3 inches too tall for her truck and its’ camper top. Lenta had been visiting with Renee and one of her company trucks was nearby. She called her guys and they brought the flat bed over. Easy!  Lenta really saved the day, and Renee was very gracious in doing shopping and helping to get everything to the airport. Ladies, thank you!

So, all that to say, we’re moved!  A few glitches here and there. LOTS of sweat.  But really, amazingly smoothly.  God is good!

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