Thursday, June 07, 2007

More Computer Problems.

I am trying to not think I am involved in a conspiracy or anything, but every computer I use...Crashes!!! Suddenly! Weird.

I am at an internet cafe trying to check e amil and post to let you all know why I have not been on line. Lest see if this computer crashes!!! LOL!!!

I have some good news! We just found some beef and chicken! Of course, it is available at a special price. But we are excited. I think, with care it will be enough to see us through until our departure.

Thre is FOOD here in Venezuela. Just shortages at different times and one never knows what or where or when... Some have asked what we eat.

So, we are not going hungry, it is just depressing to think what is happening here in country for no reason.

The real issue here now is certain meds are no longer available. Very hard for diabetics, asthmatics,and some blood pressure patients to find their medications.

We do appreciate everyones prayers.

We have a legal matter that reeally needs to be dealt with and we ask prayer that the "fees" will not be outrageous. Last time the request was for over $50,000 US dollars.


ElĂ­zabeth said...

Rita, this is a conspiracy of the computers!! they don't want you to speak up ;-D

It's happened to me, many times and I go nuts! I'm adicted to internet (oops, now you know).

For your international readers: yes we do have food. Not so much variety as in the States but we are not like in Africa or something. When Rita says 'special price' it means more expensive but still within our reach.

I think that we have become better cooks and housewives, we improvise and invent new dishes every day.

Hope everything goes well with your 'legal' matters.


Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

Sister, I will pray for those fees! Thank God He has very, very deep pockets. Enjoy your beef and chicken!

Ashley said...

Well, it's safe to say, it's not the computers...LOL JK...maybe? guys eat pretty healthy by the way it sounds, better than me most times! LOL But that is exciting, but I wonder what the "special price" is.

Will definitely be praying for that legal matter!

Brooke said...

Wow. Good luck to you!

NspiredByFaith said...

Praying for you guys! I read about what is going on there and just can't imagine being in the middle of it! Hang in there!

Dawn said...

Wow, the medicine shortage could be disastrous!

Sounds like what I should be eating instead of all that I am!

Penless Thoughts said...

$50,000 U.S. dollars sound like blackmail!!! Good grief.

Anonymous said...

Jungle mom, what is causing all of the shortages? Is it from "gorillas" who steal the food and meds from different hauling vehicles and then turn around and sell it to other countries or other parts of your country to the rich for a profit? Or is your president just not allowing foreign stuff into your country?

Abouna said...

I believe that there IS plenty of food in Venezuela, but I believe that the bulk of it goes to feed the military and the the top government people, that is how they get to keep the military on their side.

In all communist and tyrannical countries, the military and higher up government workers always lived better than the ordinary people.

RealEstateGirl said...

Oh my, hope your situation will work out without requiring lots of $$$!

We take so much for granted here in the States, don't we? I will try to do better about remembering ya'll in prayer.

Much love!

Frieda said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Pam said...

Oh no Rita! Did Clint's computer crash too?

I hope you get to read my show and tell post Friday.

Take care. Love you!

Pat said...

Great you found some more variety for your diet!!

Do the people there believe you are one of the "Rich and famous??"

You are close in prayer!!

Gayle said...

$50,000?!!!! SHEESH! :(

What are they trying to do... blackmail you for the priviledge of leaving the country?

I'm glad you found some chicken and beef. Turkey necks are just so stringy! Good for flavoring soup, but that's about it.

Take care and stay safe. God bless.

Jungle Mom said...

Shortages are caused by price controls and the lack of dollars to import needed materials.

Yes, my hubbys computer crashed as well!!

Jungle Mom said...

The leagal matters is a problem we have to clear up regarding jungle ministires. It is corruption and everyone knows it...but, we have to have certain signatures to get this done. We do not have 50,000$ and trust it will be realized as being totally ridiculous.
We had a meeting regarding this yesterday and more next week.

PortraitofPeter said...

Prayers that costs will not be excessive regarding 'legal matters'.