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Building Futures, Inc.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

05/02/2010 7:52am

Now we're talkin! I'm up to four followers. pretty soon I'll have to start counting you on TWO hands!

Jim made it back safely. My concern began to rise as the rain began to fall last night. He strolled in after 11pm with a smile on his face. These were the first words out of his mouth - "Have you ever pushed a motorcycle for a mile?" Apparently, he hadn't gone very far before the motor cut out. The petrol here is obviously not very stable... or at least that's what we believe. So, in the pitch black, and in the rain, Jim pushed this motorcycle back to the guest house. Did I mention it's uphill the entire way? To make matters worse, although he received the text message I sent, as he was responding the battery died. Perfect. He laughed through the entire story. I'm jealous that he's still sleeping. I've been up since about 5am. Had some freaky dreams, and couldn't get back to sleep. We'll probably start our day in an hour or so. Most of our time will be spent in Kisumu. We'll be searching for desks, looking at trucks, and picking up more supplies. We'll also probably stop by the market to pick up those "huge prizes" I referred to earlier. I'd like to get a rosewood elephant to match the rhino I got last year... the items that these artisans make are beautiful... I wish I could pack a suitcase with just "stuff."

The rains last night mean that this morning will stay cool for a bit longer. Once the sun comes up, all bets are off.

... and yes, another hot shower this morning! Priceless.

1 comment:

maggie hurley said...

Hi Adam ~
I am glad to hear all about your adventure. Didn't I just see you in Wegman's????? I am very busy with work,etc. but I will read all about your trip whenever I get the opprotunity. Thanks for taking the time to write about it.
Take care and thinking about you till your safe return.
maggie hurley