I may have mentioned a few times how close our base is to the ocean (which by the way, we still haven’t walked down to see yet…very disappointing…but a testament to how busy we’ve been!)
One of the many pluses of living right next to the ocean is the amazing sunsets! Photos can’t quite capture it. But for those of you who can’t come to visit (which you really should because it’s beautiful here and we’d love to see you), here’s a few pictures to give you an idea.
We had a busy weekend! There were several projects that we at least wanted to get started before Nathan headed back to work. (He’s up flying as I type!)
So, Nathan’s project was to start installing the posts for our fence. We want to fence in our yard so that the doggies have a safe little place to play away from stray dogs.
Nathan got all of the posts installed and built the gates! Phew! It was alot of work, but now all we need to to is attach the chain-link and buy hinges to install the gates!
My weekend project was to paint all of the bedrooms. The family room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom were already painted for us. Yay! But since I hadn’t chosen bedroom colors yet, we’re doing those on our own.
You may notice that the bedroom are only half painted. Well, I ran out of paint! So, one of my projects for today is to go buy more paint so that we can finish the job!
So happy to have my own house…
The puppies are loving their new domain: the backyard.
Complete with pineapple plants, jack fruit trees and hopping frogs, they love exploring!
(By the way, we have not figured out what the giant pole is supposed to be used for. Maybe we’ll start a teatherball club.)
In related news: I’m enjoying my new domain: the biggest kitchen I’ve ever had!! (more on that to come…)
Last Friday, we got up bright and early (4 AM) to get last minute things ready to go before we hopped on Nathan’s Kodiak to move to Nabire!
But of course, things don’t always go as planned. The weather turned south and our flight was delayed. (Our pilot, <ahem, Nathan> didn’t feel comfortable flying in a storm…)
So we waited…
(and ran to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast)
And finally at 9 AM (it is just wrong to have been awake for 5 hours already at that point in the morning) we were able to take-off!
After a quick stop in Mulia, we were off to Nabire! Yay!
We hit a little rain on the way there, but nothing my hubby-pie couldn’t handle!
Landing in Nabire.
Our welcoming committee.
Our home in Nabire! (excuse the cardboard in the front yard…it will be gone soon!)
(See Mom–green all the time!! It’s a jungle out here!)
Our house is starting to look more and more like a home!
Of course, if you look at the room from the other direction…it looks like this:
But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were homes in Nabire!
I’m drowning in packing over here…but soon I will be drowning in unpacking! Yay!
In the meantime…here are some recent searches that brought people to our humble little blog (always good for a laugh):
animal poop on my kitchen counter?
little bugs in flour, pictures
nathan and becky fagerlie
pamek strip opening
pipe cleaner art
nathan and becky beachy
maggot in flour
giant wolf spider
I guess at one point or another I have written about all of these things!
Does this look familiar?
No? Let me remind you:
This was Aug. 2, 2010. Nearly a year ago, we were filling our container to move to Papua!
Phew! I am so glad that it is over with and it is off to Nabire. Hopefully there is no more container packing in our near future!
Despite the stress I am feeling right now, I was reminded this morning that all of these things are trivial in the grand scheme of things.
The truth is I have so much to be grateful for. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food on my plate. Praise God of Heaven and Earth!
Please be in prayer for the people of Haiti who are once again faced with the destruction of their homes. Pray also for the MAF families who live and work among the Haitian people!
Check out the Krul’s blog here for more information.
I’m up to here (here being my eyeballs) with packing and new puppies and moving and change (again) and all that jazz. So, I’m a wee bit stressed out.
I keep reminding myself that this too shall pass. And then we get to be in our permanent home and it will be awesome.
Since it is only:
2 Weeks or,
13 Days or,
312 Hours or,
18,720 Minutes or,
Until we move to Nabire, we are packing again!
Most of our stuff, both from Salatiga and from the U.S. is still packed away in the hangar, but the few things we did unpack in our apartment need to be packed up again for one more (at least for the foreseeable future) move!
All of our things, save the few things we will take on the Kodiak with us, will be shipped on a boat from Sentani to Nabire. The boat leaves here on June 10, so our things will beat us to Nabire!
It’s a pretty safe bet to say that our things have spent more time on the water than I have. Some being shipped from the U.S. and some from Salatiga. I have learned more about shipping containers than I ever thought I’d need to know!
Moving from Sentani to Nabire, is kinda like moving from one side of Texas to the other. Please pray for us in this time of transition!