Friday, November 26, 2010
Windows working sort off
Friday 26th November
The rains keep promising but don't quite arrive – at least not here. The farmer with fields next to Kaliyangile took a chance and planted a few days ago. He could be in trouble!
Last night I found that I could get into most of the Windows applications – including Firefox and the MTN Modem – hence the blog posting last night. I also can access my photo manipulation program 'Gimp' which is excellent at reducing the size of photos – essential here if you want to put them on the net. However, the system is still not really usable with Windows for a computer novice.
I tidied the accounts system for Kaliyangile and did a bit of analysis which, of course, showed that more funds need to be found to make ends meet.
I can't cope with three cooked meals here, so at lunchtime I have taken to eating an egg with some bananas and of course a mango or two. I added a few roasted and salted peanuts to today's lunch.
Life here is less frantic than in Monze – which is probably just as well. I have had a few calls asking when I will be back, because there are things for me to do!
At supper one of the guys said he lives about 60 km away. A place where most people have never seen a 'white man'. He said they would be delighted if I visited. One day I must take up such an offer and go deep into the bush. I am sure that it would be a wonderful experience. Although I have been off the beaten track a little, I haven't been to any of the really remote areas.
Well I will surprise you by finishing here! A short blog at last!
P.S. I will try to add a picture of a proper mango!