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Jay | Susan | Alex | Beth | Samantha
May 23, 2014 12:02 pm
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We’ve had a photographer from AIM’s On Field Media team with us for a few days now.  He shared some of his pictures with me the other day. My first thought was ‘Wow!’  the next was “I wish I could do that”  Ahh, jealousy.  I’ll get over it, but in the meantime I’m enjoying the pictures he took. Heloading1re are a few:

Loading up in the AIM Air hangar at Wilson airport, and doing the preflight on the plane.  Samantha is bored with the process…all of us were ready to get home since we’d been in Nairobi for 3 weeks.  We’d planned to go for the last week of the three for Samantha to go to home school week, now renamed education support week.  Basically it was to get standardized testing done.  AIM Air asked me to come for a meeting the week prior, and then the week prior to that we had a free ride.  So, off we went.

 

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Samantha got a bit more interested once we get on our way.  This is just after takeoff. All the brown roofs you see there are Kibera, the big slum in Nairobi.  We used to live right next to it when we lived in Nairobi.  Every Sunday afternoon we could check the time by ‘Angry Preacher Man’ as we called him.  A kibera church had a really scratchy, and loud, sound system.  The preacher was really into his sermons. The bad speaker system made him sound angry, instead of sounding intense and passionate. Louder is definitely not always better.

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We had a stop in Lokichogio to drop off cargo: several bags of cement and tile mortar, and metal
mesh to tile the bathroom in the pilot house there in Loki.  The Hurds and Kings are getting ready to back to Loki in the case of the Hurds and to Loki in the case of the Kings.  It’ll be a vast improvement to have two families there in Loki.  Way overdue.

 

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Finally home, Arua.  Let the unloading commence!  We brought back the red kitchen work table Susan had made in Nairobi several years ago, you can just see it there in the back of the plane.

Home has become a little of a fuzzy concept the last few years.  We’ve decided to define it as ‘home is where the dog is.’  They dogs were indeed happy to see us after three weeks away.

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