Thursday, September 28, 2006

Fixin' Up

We are feeling quite accomplished. In the last week we've (and by we, I mean Jeff) repaired three generators...our television...and set up inverters to run a few lights and electronics.

In the amazing spirit of all Americans...we've given ourselves OPTIONS! Choices!

At least, for the time being.

We haven't nailed the internet yet. It clicks off and on over and over as we blog and email...making for many happy moments.

We discovered the source of the problem though. Seems 7 spans of phone wire were stolen between here and Kampala. That's alot of wire. And makes connecting...ummm...impossible. It seems the phone fairies have been at work...because we have the connection back.

I love it when something broken gets fixed. I think I have a running repair list in my head. I don't even realize its there until I can remove something from it. I feel a definitive release of burden.

So the generators are running, the inverters are set up, the television works again....and the internet is surfable for the moment.

We've done great with the electronics.

Now, can someone tell me how to keep a two year old in his bed?


Cherise said...

Have you tried duct tape?:-)

Kim Hodges said...

No, and when you figure it out, LET ME KNOW!! :)

Lynn said...

Just say "Silas, Papa says you must stay in bed." I'm sure that will work fine. You think???

Jim Coffey said...

You probably already know this but ... when faced with uncertain power and internet connections.

Compose your emails and blog posts offline in a word processor and save the text on your local hard drive - you can then cut and paste "quickly" while the internet is back up.

This only works of course if you have a computer that can run on batteries (batteries that don't catch on fire).

Save early, save often, save on different disks, memory sticks, etc. Save the file with a different name - because sometimes the last version gets corrupted and it's nice to be able to at least recover the "next to last" version.

[ctrl]-S is your friend. Hit the save button every few minutes or so.

The rest of us can "count your many blessings, name them one by one."