One of the new things that we got for our kitchen and for preparing Senegalese meals. I know they can use it to grind pepper, I saw Eliane smashing onions with it to to make a sauce, I think. The new pot has a thick bottom and feet, I presume for cooking over a fire. […]
We enjoyed a great meal prepared by Eliane from a communal bowl. Each of us ate from the section of the bowl directly in front of us.
So, what is culture anyways. This is not a dictionary definition, but it is the way you do or go about life. So, one of our experiences since we arrived in Senegal was to get a telephone and internet setup here at the house. I thought I would tell you a bit about our experience […]
We have been learning about how to get around town. It has been quite the journey. I wanted to learn about the city bus that could take us to the kids school. I had been given a bus number to catch and so began asking where to catch this bus. I walked with the kids […]
So, the other night I filled the bath tub in order to give James a bath. Jenny had made up some special stuff to put in the bath to help with the prickly heat, I think that is what it is called. Anyhow, it is strategic that I did this just after I had decided […]
It is amazing how small our stove is; it seems somewhat like a toy? Could it be that we cook in easybake ovens here? It works well and we are able to do all of the same functions as a bigger stove, so that is good. Did you notice the legs on the pot on […]
So, how do you like our new tennis racket? I especially like the lightning bolt in the middle. 🙂 It is actually a brand new mosquito zapper. It’s like a bug zapper, except better, because you can chase after those pesky things and swipe at them while holding the “zap button”. It works pretty well and […]
During our first days here Jenny went to Market with Eliane to get things like vegetables, meat, fish, eggs and some of the necessary items for cooking here in Senegal. After returning from “Market”, Jenny told me that it was a good thing I did not go with. She said that if I went along, […]
One of the things that our family has been adjusting to is the sporadic availability of things we were used to having all of the time. The electricity and or the water can go off at any time, for any length of time. With this handy barrel full of water, we can keep the house […]
Since we have been here, apparently certain little eyes have been watching what is going on with life and how things work here in Senegal. I thought you would enjoy this picture of our girls integrating in the culture!
We arrived in Senegal just about on schedule. We had the immigration paperwork mailed to us ahead of time in order to have it all filled out, but alas, amid all the other things we had going on, we neglected to fill out the paperwork before landing. So…there we were in the airport, tired and […]
We wanted to be at the airport at around 6 :30 AM in order to get all of our luggage into the airport and checked in with plenty of time. My parents (in from South America), my Brother (in from Maine), my Sister (in from the Philippines), and Misty and Andy (in from Hartland, WI) were […]
We were so blessed to be able to have time with our families before departing for Africa. We spend some precious time with the our family, Jenny’s side, in North Carolina after leaving Quebec. We enjoyed so much being together and it was incredibly difficult to leave. God allowed us to coordinate a reunion with […]
So, the other day we purchased our TV for our home here in Senegal. I was given the advice that it should be plugged into an AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator). Apparently when the power comes back on, it comes back in with “force”, i.e. the voltage can go quite high, and if you want to […]
We had the privilege of going to a kids club with our family at one of the churches here in the area. Thought you might enjoy some pictures of the kids enjoying kids club here in Senegal! The kids broke up into three groups. Two of the groups were taught in Wolof, a language of […]