Tami’s Blog: Life in the trenches

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Tami washing clothes

August 1, 2015

From: Tami

Hi All:

I just got an Android knock off and have been trying to figure it out.  Until I get a computer literate person to join our group, communications may be spotty.  I am not able to get pictures off my laptop to the Android.  The Android’s pictures seem to be poor quality, so when I want to update the blog I sometimes have to go to town to use WiFi at the internet cafe to get pictures off my laptop.  I don’t want to bore you with the details but, as you know, internet communication is not as easy here as it is back in the states.  We are also very busy trying to figure out the growing seasons and trying to get our seed acclimated to the the climate here.  This could take several generations before we can get things producing.   Everything in nature occurs in its own time….not for our convenience ;-).

I also want to take this time to clarify my relationship with Gary since I occasionally find some folks aren’t clear on the situation.  Gary and I are working together on this project.  We are not romantic partners anymore and haven’t been for a long time, since our personalities are like oil and water.  I explained that way in the beginning but some folks may not have read all the blogs.

I am so proud of my daughter, Jade.   She studied so hard all through high school and has graduated from high school and is on to other adventures soon.  I am so grateful for friends like Paula who took Jade in when I was on my way to Panama.  My trip was unfortunately delayed so much that Jade was not able to join me as I had planned. Now Leslie is having an open house for Jade when I can’t be there to celebrate with her.  Thanks Leslie!  Bless all of you who have helped in my absence. I don’t think I would have taken this journey if I had known how difficult and long the road would be.  I miss being able to celebrate this special time with my kid.   I may be far away but my heart is always with her.  I love you honey!

Jade and me in 2012?

Jade and me in 2012

I am feeling very nostalgic today so sorry if I am not as chipper as usual.  It is not easy being a pioneer.  Makes me think of the wagon trains heading west in the US in the 1800’s.  I’ll bet those folks missed their families and friends back home too.  But they had even greater hardships to bear and no internet access at all.  So I should be counting my blessings.  Do do miss you all though….

For those folks with the ham radios.  Yes, I do have a radio but we still need a few items before we can set it up.  It is one of the things on the looooong TODO list that wasn’t as important as other stuff.

I am just hanging in there today…




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