Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The phone is back on!

I'm back at home - the phone is back on.

Tomorrow is a national holiday here in Libya. We had hoped to be going to Tunis for the weekend, but that didn't work out. Hopefully we'll go for a nice long drive in the country instead. We are still deciding if we should drag any of the kids along - or leave them at home - or take a few - or drop them all off at their grandmother's house. I think we should dump them at their grandmothers. - Now don't get excited about that and try to think I'm being mean to my mother-in-law because they have all their aunts there with all the cousins to play with and in the end they will all probably end up at the farm.

Sara is all worried that I am not getting a whole ton of stuff packed. She thinks we should be bringing cushions to sit on, a bbq grill, the tea pot and a million other things. I told her we were going to bring just ourselves. 'What happens when we get hungry?' she asked. 'We'll stop someplace and get something to eat.' I replied. Libyans have this idea that if you go out for the day you MUST drag your entire kitchen and sitting room along. God forbid you actually have a relaxing day! I am NOT going to be worrying over cooking and washing up while I am out for the day. There's plenty of food available - I don't imagine we will die of starvation.

We'll see what happens. I will bring my camera along to document the day.


  1. yea
    Put the kids at their grandmothers so they can play and run around in the farm &
    go to Seren its great there ....hope you have geart time.

    Punch Line

  2. Remember all the boat trips across Lake Michigan. Dad always had enough sodas along to quench the thrists of most of Michgan,Illinois and Indiana.


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