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A Broken Hip

My wakeup text this morning was from my sister. Normally she does not text me at that time, right as she is going to bed. She told me the news. Sadly, my father (age 87) fell and broke his hip. Surgery is scheduled tomorrow. I am half a world away […]

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Signature Smells

Nairobi’s signature smell is the smell of burning trash. The aroma is wafting in thru the open window. However it is blessedly quiet for a Saturday morning as the construction crew just outside my window is only painting today. No iron work, no cement mixer, no pounding. Guess having a […]

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Rod and the iphone camera

At last!! Rod has found a use for the camera on his iphone. It is superior to both the Fuji and the Cannon for taking pictures of agarose gels in the laboratory. This is a picture of what he is excited about. I just knew all you blog readers would […]

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Rain and Mud

We have the blessing of rain. Of course this is what is needed to help the crops grow. But rain is a lot harder to deal with when the work of the day is going house-to-house for 1200 households doing interviews. The cold rain and the mud test what you […]

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On Leaks

This week has been one of dealing with leaks in the plumbing and leaks thru the floor to our neighbors below. First, it was leaking under the kitchen sink. In attempting to get that fixed it became apparent that the shut off valve from the water tank on the roof […]

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2012: The Year in Review for Equipping Africa

We returned to Nairobi in January 2012 with Rod on a visitor’s visa waiting for his Aga Khan work permit. We found our time in the US both rewarding and exhausting. Rod officially retired from the University of Arizona after 24 years and became emeritus faculty. Newborn Community Health Project […]

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Moving Again

Due to the fact that our landlord sold our apartment to a buyer who wanted to take possession as soon as possible, we got the notice we needed to move about 3 weeks ago, while Jennifer was here. It was a shock, but was clearly part of the lease. 2 […]

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