Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas 2010

We made it!  Or, more correctly, my dad made it!  His normally quiet, peaceful home  in the hills of Orange, California (consisting of himself, his housekeeper and a Yorkie named Brutus), was inundated for about a week with ten extra … Continue reading

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The Zambian Food Security Research Project

Though we’re enjoying the Christmas festivities and gathering of family members, our impending move to Africa is always in the back of my mind.  Many of you have asked why we are going to Zambia.  For over ten years Thom … Continue reading

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The O.C.

Ahhhhh….home, sweet, home….we made it to Orange Park Acres (my hometown), California, Saturday evening.  Along the way we stopped and visited my mom, who lives in the Wild West town of Wickenburg, Arizona. My mom and I received the short … Continue reading

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Sedona

How can one drive from Flagstaff, Arizona, down to Phoenix without making a sidetrip to Sedona?  The answer: you can’t!  Which is why we found ourselves driving the extra half hour last night to spend the night in Sedona.  Sedona … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Our plan has always been to pack and ship our items now and then take off for my dad’s in California, where we would meet up with all of the kids and all of Thom’s relatives for the holidays.  Then, … Continue reading

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Passport Disaster

The movers loaded up the last of our things about 7 pm, which means they had to work in the dark for about two hours (and means they had to work about four hours longer than they expected). It felt … Continue reading

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Packing Day

The four-man crew of packers first words were, “this house is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside,” translated, “you have too much stuff!”  They ran out of supplies at 2:45 pm so today a very unhappy loading … Continue reading

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