Bits and Pieces ~
Every few days, Nick & I will run a few errands at the store or vegetable market. He will track down a tuk-tuk, negotiate a price and then off we go!
open and you can see the sights around you! Here below is a little market place - kind of the "corner store' for the smaller needs...ha!
Everyday these little markets are selling their goods... all through town...I wonder "does it sustain them?'
I love to see these families fly by in their "moto's" as the Khemi people call them...I call them scooters!Towards the evening other vendors come out too...because as I had shared before...people just seem to hang out in the evening (it is understandable...the average Khemi person lives in tiny one room huts) along the river, in the park...singles, families, doing this and that! So the vendors are setting up their goods...one has a roasted corn on the cobb, another sell sweetened popcorn, roasted peanuts in the shell, cold drinks, also assorted different kinds of meat on a stick (don't ask what it is!) - people will stop & purchase a little snack in the early evening~
Look here...they even have little plastic tables & stoel's set out to sit at!
Our tuk-tuk driver was very nice - they always ask where we are from?
Some drive really fast and zig-zag through the traffic...going in between cars, bikes, scooters, and man oh man it can be an adventure just crossing town!!! Hang on!
Then others are not in a hurry! Ha!
Temperament I guess!
The Stung Sangke River through town is not like our Bend Oregon Deschutes River is it? With a whole lot of downpour everyday during the rainy season - it rises & rises - even in the short time we have been here!
Here is Wilma - daily on the computer in her "office" responding to emails...supporters, people asking questions about "on the frontline ministries" daily she stays constant and committed to respond and keep in touch with supporters. She does newsletters to the supporters...and keep their website current and she does so many things - God had truly gifted her in so many ways!
Say Cheese......Wilma?! you Dutch girl! Yep Wilma was born in Amsterdam and immigrated to the States with her parents and sister at the age of 11 yrs ....Wilma de Bruin!
Nick continues to plug away doing finishing touches in the kitchen...Wilma is a happy girl with colors in her kitchen!
So glad we could help girlfriend!
Jerry purchased some new light fixtures for the kitchen too. Nick can certainly do that too!
My man is so handy!!!! Love that!
This is their sitting area - notice everything in the house is tiled...it keeps things cool and it is also easy to maintain. With so much dust outside all the time...it is so much better to have tiled floors.
Nick & I went for a good walk last evening and ended up getting a bite to eat at Gecko's. While sitting there...we noticed the electrical wires outside...
Can you believe that wiring?! Jim can you believe this? Figure out which is which??!!!!! And where does it go from this pole?
a fun picture - yes candlelight...a good meal (mixed veggies) and for dessert - a apple crunch with ice cream...gosh! And it was good!
Hey look at this here...now understand something before reading further....this Dutch girl was brought up in a city...so city girl I am...all this growth out there is new to me:
With that said.......
Now look above it...do you see the two leaves raised up...and the dry stems coming out? YES?!
Well that is the banana's growing ....YES?????? For Real???????
The long stems grow into this below????? NO WAY!!!!!! From growing downward they then began to grow upward....????
"Yes said Wilma" and then Ellen the other two leaves began to dry and curl up and then another layer of banana's come out until the who pointy thing is all banana's....
Can you all believe that? All new to me...Yes I am truly a city girl...learning a whole lot of new stuff! Thank you Wilma girl for taking the time...! VERY INTERESTING!
Here is a picture of their courtyard...
.and inside the courtyard lives Chettra & his wife Sevouern who are expecting their first little one. They are pleased to live here and Jerry & Wilma appreciate their help in many ways. He works during the day and also helps translate.