Thursday, January 27, 2011

Around the house

Caleb with another American boy that lives here and our helpers sons that get to come when they have a holy day at school.  Caleb still wears his overalls and work boots just about everyday even though he is far away from the South. 

Tea time on the roof.  The kids got me this tea set for Christmas and Anna is making full use of it being the hostess to friends from America that live here also.
The kids playing a game in our living room.  Notice all the Nepali signs for our language class.

Some of our neighbor kids.  They live the next house over.  They climb their wall most afternoons to play with us.

I just had to get this shot.  Sunning to get warm.  And I think a little tired from a day of play. 

Looking down from the roof.  Caleb wants to get up there first thing every morning. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Differences in Nepal, not Difficulties WATER

One of the biggest changes we have had to face in Nepal is water.  Anyone who lived close to us in Tennessee knows we used a lot of water.  Watered our yard after we planted grass, the kids made mud puddles to play in and we  just didn't  have to think about if we were  going to run out of water.  Well, it is not like that here in Nepal.  At least in our part of the city.  The city water comes every 4 days so during that time there is plenty to go around.  But only then.  That is when we take our looong hot shower and not feel bad about how long you are in there.  The other times we are very water conscience.  And you remember the old saying about flushing the commode "  If it's yellow, let it mellow and if it's brown flush it down."  Well, that is definitely put in practice here.  To conserve water.   
This is our neighbors water tank but ours looks the same.  Except our building has two. 
Another family from America lives above us.  Same process.  You pump water up  to the container to use for your house. 

Don't get me wrong.  I only did this once.  We were behind on laundry for some reason and I thought I would help the washer out and use less water.  I had several people watching me.  I'm sure I looked as ridiculous  as I felt. 

This is our washer.  It does a good job with the clothes. But very small, takes a long time and uses a lot of water.  One day we measured it.  It takes 50 liters per load. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Yes, we did make it to Nepal.

As you can see, we have made it to Nepal!!  We arrived on Oct. 29 over two months ago.  I can't believe I have not written anything on my blog this whole time.  It is not because there was nothing to write about.  There was more then you can imagine that has happened these last two months that you would be interested in hearing. Not because we are an interesting family, but this county is so very different then America it is so intriguing.  I will try to capture it in pictures and maybe,just maybe, I will start back blogging and share stories in time.
First Begger boy that asked me for money.  I gave him an American snack and told him that Jesus loved him.

John and his new friends enjoying the afternoon
The view going towards a village outside Kathmandu
I sure would not want to be these Monkeys.