Arawa – the way back!

We are back on line! Telikom PNG internet has been down for a couple of weeks now and I had to use the very much more expensive to operate Digicel modem ( that fortunately I didn’t throw away when Telikom installed their system- like some I know)

I had a note from someone who said they couldn’t download the attachments in pdf format. If you are having this problem you probably need to do a Google Search for “Adobe Reader” and download the latest “Adobe Reader” free software for handling pdf files. You may find that you can now open all sorts of files that you couldn’t before! To read the latest report click on the following highlighted text .The Way Back …

An amusing recent text(sms) exchange with Tony here in Arawa. Tony travels all around the world doing all sorts of amazing aid programmes and is second cousin to a mountain goat. He took us on a walk soon after we arrived and nearly killed me! Unfortunately he recently slipped and injured his ankle, which slowed him down somewhat, especially when he got cellulitis ( no broken bones).The following is the sequence of messages.

DAVE: ( to Tony) How about going on a walk this afternoon – I should be able to keep up with you

TONY : Regret but must decline

DAVE: Inconsiderate b********d! (that put him back on his heels – one of which was very sore)

TONY: (after some thought) You’re on if it is a one legged climb up a steep slope

DAVE: ( After further thought) Only on condition I get to choose which leg is used!

TONY:  ( Still thinking about an appropriate answer!)

We are still uncertain of our future here – whether there will be work for another year remains to be seen but things are maybe a little more promising than I had expected. Just had bad news that our lovely tenants at 42 Melville are leaving at the end of March for Nelson – we will be sad to see them go.  Will soon have to decide what to do after that – if nothing else to feed the cat that came with the house!

Take care – less than 3 weeks to our return to NZ for a month !


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