8 March 14 – Fawlty Towers

That’s what we call the house…it seems like this tour, everything broke, needed some sort of repair, or just absolutely failed. Last night was no exception! Holy Crap what a storm that blew through here…it brought such high winds that the patio door in one of the guys room blew right in…the windows in my room, the office, Ken’s room and the kitchen had water pouring in through them and flooded us out. We spend over two hours last night mopping up. So for anyone who feels like they aren’t contributing to help SSudan’s plight, you will be! We will need to spend some more public funds to get those windows dealt with before rainy season is upon us in full force! It rained for the past 4 nights, so I think it’s here early. One of the guards came up to help us, thank goodness. Poor Ken went to open a window to let some air in to dry the floor afterward, and got shocked. NOT GOOD! We will have to figure what caused that and get it fixed as well.  

During it all, we could only imagine what those living in the camps must have gone through with no real shelter. The street in front of us was a river, the compound was flooded, the water reservoir was almost overflowing, branches and garbage were flying everywhere and sadly, we lost a flag in the melee. Today is clean up day….I have to wash every sheet, towel, comforter etc that we used last night to stave off the flooding! Funny thing is, a half hour after it stopped raining, the compound looked like it was a light shower, that’s how quickly it all got absorbed!

I went out to survey the compound this morning, and god love our guards, they were already out there getting things cleaned up! What great guys.

In other news, even though the article I was telling you about a month ago didn’t go into the magazine I had thought it would, here is the link to the website that it DID get published in. Enjoy. 


Happy International Woman’s Day to all my female friends and family. Take the day for yourself, you deserve it! 

That’s it for today.

soldiermomma signing off


About lbidal

I am an average woman, of average age, leading an average life...at least on the surface. Sixteen years ago, I chose to spice up the average-ness of my life by putting on combat boots. Some of my blogs reflect my experiences while wearing them. Some blogs are of my passion and hobby, birding and bird photography...and some, well, can't help but blogging about average things living an average life! Enjoy!

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