Our house here is nice, but it has no insulation in walls, floor or attic. The PFR from Australia said they will try to insulate the attic with bats after the first of the year. I imagine it will be r-11, but it should help alot with the cooliing. Mom and I are becoming aclimatized day by day or maybe rather we are getting used to the heat and humidity. The floor here is just like the cabin, 4 inch tongue and groove hardwood plank over floor beams. Pres. Misatana's office is below our bedroom and we can see light through a crack here and there at night when his lights are on. The interior walls are a similar t&g hardwood. except the kitchen and baths which have a finished or painted masonite product on the walls and ceramic tile on the floors. For a 3rd world country it is very nice. There are many comparable homes to this in the city, but in the poorer neighborhoods there are just very small huts made of native materials.
10 October 2011
The telecom repairman was just here and replaced our wireless modem. I am using it now and it seems to work very well. He said that they had installed ours and one other like it and had complaints from both of us so we got a different one. He also said that we should be able to skype with the connection we have so we'll have to set up an appointment with one of you and try it soon. We are excited to think that we might be able to skype.
12 October 2011
|View from the Panatena grocery store parking lot|
12 October 2011
Yesterday we met with a member from Burns Creek Branch, John Seti Iromea. He has rented an old Catholic church to us to hold our branch meetings in for the past while.
|John Seti's church building in Burns Creek|
|Driving thru the palm oil plantations|
Our trip today to visit Brother Simon Dowden was an opportunity to drive north past Henderson Field and out thru the palm oil plantations.
|Looking down the palm oil rows|
|Palm oil pods that have been harvested|
|Elder James, Simon Downden, Elder Mitchell, Sister Mitchell, Elder Perere, Elder Doun|