on one of his visits to the jungle hut!
Siberia Tom: How many Cows did Clint kill with the Limo on the roads between PA and Barkie or CB?
So you haven't forgotten about that!!! LOL! I think we only hit the one cow. We did almost hit several others and gators a time or two. We had a giant bat fly into our windshield once and we ran over some very big snakes. But as you know, the most dangerous thing about those trips were the gigantic pot holes! And maybe running into a terrorist.
We really miss our limo, which for those who do not know, was really not a limo but a '96 Chevrolet Blazer ! We have a small Toyota car now. It was made in Japan and then converted in Chile to drive down here. Everything is backwards. If we want to turn on the windshield wipers, we turn on the signal lights. If we turn on the signal lights, we start the wipers. We will have very clean windshields but will most likely end up tail ended!
FJ said... Would you ever avail yourself of an opportunity to go back to serve with the Yekwana if it presented itself?
We would certainly go back for a time at least. If we could even just visit occasionally and help them out, we would be thrilled. However, we do have new commitments here that we are now responsible for, so it would be complicated.
Maybe you answered this before and I missed it, but what was your water situation in the jungle? Did you have a sink, pump, buckets? Did you have a shower of any kind? You didn't have to wash your clothes in the river, did you? Just wondering... :)
The river was our water supply and for many years we bathed, washed clothes and dishes in the river. We carried water by bucket to the house for drinking. My husband had rigged up a water filter which did not require plumbing.
We also had a bucket shower for when we did not make it to the river.I had a sink before I had running water as I discovered that carrying dirty dish water and such was worse than carrying clean water. A drain is a truly wonderful thing!!! If I had to pick between water and electricity, I would choose running water.
Later we were able to get a water pump and elevated some barrels. We would fill the barrels and gravity feed it into the house. We then put in a flush toilet ( no more outhouse!) and a shower. After 6 years, I even had a washer.
I will answer more of your questions tomorrow. Thanks for asking !