We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Last night we went to a friend's house for a little birthday get-together. We walked home and stopped by the corner grocery store for milk and eggs. When we got home, I opened the door and heard water running and saw a little puddle by the front door. At first we figured that the housekeeper-guy who was here when we left must have left something running. Well, that little puddle led to a bigger puddle in the hall. About 75% of our flat was under an inch of water! A hose connected to the potty had burst and was spraying water all over the bathroom.

We called a good friend of ours, and he came and helped us mop it all up. Our flat has tile floors, so we just pushed the water with squeegees toward a drain in the bathroom. After about an hour, the water was mostly gone. As far as we can tell, the only real casualty was the electronic scale in the bathroom (and who really wants one of those, anyway?). Everything else seems to have dried out. Our friend said that in the summer time here, we could probably just open a door and all the water would have evaporated in an hour or two!

4 comments:

  1. Hey, this looks really neat. Am I the first to "commment?"
    Don't know why I decided to read mail today (Sunday) but did and am delighted that I did. I'll answer the note on the other email but wanted to "comment" here. I am very proud of you and happy that you are able to communicate rather readily to all kinds of places. It is a pure joy to see you on the video, to read your notes, and see your pics and of course to know that you are right where your Dad wants you to be!
    Love you, d

    PS Check out my blog named The Blimpster. I can't tell you how to get there, but maybe you know.
    Love, d

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  2. Hey, this looks really neat. Am I the first to "commment?"
    Don't know why I decided to read mail today (Sunday) but did and am delighted that I did. I'll answer the note on the other email but wanted to "comment" here. I am very proud of you and happy that you are able to communicate rather readily to all kinds of places. It is a pure joy to see you on the video, to read your notes, and see your pics and of course to know that you are right where your Dad wants you to be!
    Love you, d

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  3. Friends, this is great!! It makes me feel closer to what is going on in your lives.

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  4. This is just wonderful! We love seeing you! The pictures were a big "hit" Sat. night. I put them on the bulletin board so everyone could see! Lee Anna is growing into a little girl (she'll always be "everybody's grandbaby"). I loved seeing your house, especially the bathroom! You already have it looking very comfortable and homey. We love all 3 1/2 of you!!!

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