This is a quote from "Hillel the Elder" from the first century. (I thought I was so original!)

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Well, we finally buckled and put up a mosquito net over our bed.
The little blighters just keep getting in and it is better to be safe than sorry.

Malaria really isn't that bad except for the thought of having little parasites having a swim party with loud music and laughter in your bloodstream.  That bloodstream also includes your brain.  Malaria  seems to be easily treated. The big problem is recognizing what the flu-like symptoms really are and getting treated.  Lack of treatment can result in death as we are so often reminded while chatting with people we meet and them casually mentioning that some relative recently died of malaria.

Because malaria IS around, there really seem to be few mosquitoes due to the abatement programs.  I suppose it is best to be prepared for the wet season when they are most prevalent.

As far as the blue netting, it is supposed to last five years and not only keeps the mozzies out but has an insecticide in it that kills them.  What it does for us I am not sure, but I now dream in blue and Kristi is reminding me of Juliet more and more from a Franco Zefferelli scene with the gauze floating by.