Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Greeting FROM Tchincombe on Wednesday June 6!

Dear Ones,

Greetings FROM Tchincombe on Wednesday June 6! We are home!! We arrived last night at 6:45PM! We had a good night’s sleep and have been busy! We took 3 days to come up so we’re not so travel weary but we did enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep last night. The last two nights we were camping just outside Etosha Game Park (we spent Monday in the park) at a place called Onguma. And the lions were calling to each other almost all night from outside the fence – and even though the camping ground was fenced it wasn’t as restful sleeping as it could have been but it was . . . .adventurous!!!

WELCOME to those of you who are new to Tchincombe Updates – thanks for signing up to pray - we really appreciate it!!

Our old batteries for running the solary system are definitely kaput (we knew they were weak when we left) so Stirling has had to spend the day putting in the new batteries (THANK YOU to our family at GBC)!

The kids have been hanging out putting their stuff away and playing with the things that they haven’t seen for 6 months!

It seems that things ran well during our absence but we haven’t had time to hear all the story just yet!

Guess what?!!? Just discovered that our new computer does not have cables to talk to the satellite phone!!! SO – I don’t know when you’ll get this e-mail!! We’re working on a solution!

Thursday – talked with colleagues in town about getting the appropriate cable for computer/sat phone – Rob (MAF) is getting in touch with sat phone shop about ordering a cable – only get here earliest on 24th June! Meanwhile, Peter (SIM) heard our HF radio discussion and said he has said cable that we can borrow for the mean time – we’ll be able to get it early next week when we go to town – YEAH!

After talking with Rob and Peter Stirling remembered he had a cable for the old GPS we had – it’s the right thing – YEAH but wait . . . .no driver .. . . .searched high and low and found many other disks but not a driver disk . . . . waiting to go to town to download driver and/or borrow Peter’s cable if he has a driver . . . more waiting!

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