This has been a grim month for internet connection. The Copperbelt area and Malawi have had their troubles with the internet in our mission but I was thinking we were in pretty good shape here in Lusaka. I was wrong again. I went to the internet office (Zamtel) a few times a week this month to complain either about our house or the mission home's lack of internet. I always ask for a phone number but I have yet to have anyone answer any telephone at the telephone company. They said there was "mischief" in our areas but when I pressed them for details, nothing made sense.
At any rate, this is what I do when there is no internet and we have an hour or two at home. I found two puzzles in town. Not at toy, book or game stores, but at a grocery store. So now I am putting together an Italian Tuscan painting scene one little piece at a time in the evening. It is tough when the lights go dim at night to see the colors.
This makes our table a little constricted, but I did find a nice piece of cardboard for the extra pieces.
Obviously, I have not been able to post too many blog items this month. I have wondered if anyone looked at my blog. I made the blog public and it is a little restrictive as to what I can comment on. I would sort of like to comment on what people I run into and what I really think about some issues or people, more like a personal journal, but then I would have to make it private. Since I don't allow comments on the blog I am not certain what direction to take.
This puzzle activity is just one more indication that life as a senior missionary is sort of reminiscent of early marriage in a lot of ways.