Sunday, August 23rd - Saturday, August 29th, 2015
A little more difficult start to this week since Melanie was dealing with a very bad and painful toothache. She was trying to get relief from pain meds which didn't help a lot. And, she was taking antibiotics to deal with the abscess and swelling. Fortunately, sort of, we were able to arrange a quick trip down and back to Joburg on Monday to see her dentist. She will need a return trip in a couple of weeks for a root canal procedure. She was strong but sad.
Next we moved on to the birds and the bees, literally some fun observations while we walk for a little exercise in the mornings.
|These jumbo black african bumblebees are all around pollinating the blossoming box hedges that grow so easily and quickly around here.|
|This flock of Guinea Hens hangs out around the long-term care center where we go weekly to visit our member quadriplegic friend Jimmy Letsoalo.|
|Around the place where Melanie gets her hair done is an antique shop. I was waiting for her to finish and happened to notice some sort of interesting things they have around. The old cash register really caught my eye!|
On Thursday evening Melanie and I hosted the new Seshego Branch Presidency for some 'new leaders' training. They are so excited and full of enthusiasm to help their new Branch to become strong and successful and to continue to grow. Faithful and strong!
Last but not least, maybe it should be least. A little something for those who just wonder how 'everything' works here in South Africa. The first metal out-house is a typical fixture in shack towns everywhere and is also erected on new building lots by the contractors for their crew to use. Notice this one is actually 'plumbed' into the sewer until the house is finished, then it is removed.
This last one is just a collection of restroom icons that I keep adding to whenever we see one that is a little unique, different, or unexpected! I will not mention the name of the beloved Mission President who is posing with the crown and the golden toilet brush in a teaching moment to impress upon the young Elders that taking care of your facilities is something all should be involved in.