On any given afternoon at the younger boys center about half of the boys will be walking around topless. I feel like this is typical of 6-11 year old boys. Plus the afternoon is usually washing time. And rest time. And I am sure I have mentioned before that it is, you know, pretty stinkin … Continue reading Tummies
The repairs in our house still aren’t finished yet. The main things we were hoping for to move back in (electricity and functioning toilets) seems to be last on the list of things that are being repaired. Hopefully we can move back in soon. It’s difficult living one place, having most of my stuff someplace … Continue reading Here Lately
I am blown away. I don’t deserve the quality of people in my life. (Both near and far). But I want to address those near. I feel overwhelmed with the love from the community here in helping us clean up and deal with the after affects of the fire. The day of friends came to … Continue reading Thank You Lord
What is left of the guest room. Flooded sooty bedroom. Living room right after the fire brigade left. What is left of our dishes cupboard and pantry. Guest Room
Yesterday there was quite a large fire at our house. Here’s what happened. I was at the younger boys center. I don’t keep my phone with me, I usually keep it in my bag and put it in the office. We were in the middle of a painting activity and another staff came over from … Continue reading And then there was a fire.
I take two buses to get home from either of the center’s. I time it so that I can stay as late as possible without getting to the bus station at or around dark. One day last week I got a bus pretty easily, as I usually do from the younger boys center. But there was only me … Continue reading Friendly Reminder
I’m not very good at taking pictures. I usually forget to take out my camera. When I’m out and about during the day I’m very hesitant to take out my camera because you are supposed to have a special permit to take pictures and I don’t have one of those yet. Sometimes I take out … Continue reading Gang Signs and Arm Hair.
So Ramadan is over and it is Eid. Eid is what they call all of their holidays/celebrations. Eid can begin on either the 30th or 31st of August. It depends on when Saudi sees the moon and declares Eid. They saw it the night of the 29th and our street promtly exploded into celebration. Firecrackers, … Continue reading Eid Mubarak