Saturday, July 11, 2009
Hello again. I just got back from running around Nairobi and am tired but decided to send an update since I haven't communicated in a few days. My Week: Monday I walked from one end of Nairobi to the other trying to keep up with Dennis' long strides. We were looking for a particular internet company that was recommended. We finally found it and the sales lady said she would come out Tuesday to install something so I could test it for a day. Well, it was all for naught as she never showed up. But at least I got more information about internet companies. I think I made up my mind to go with the one that had the half price deal. Dennis and I will set off again tomorrow to see if something can finally be installed. We have to go to an offices in Westlands, somewhere around Westgate. My living room is moving toward becoming a place where you can actually relax. I bought a nice large rug which covers almost the entire tile floor. Now I just need some furniture. Maybe I will look at the wicker set in Westlands tomorrow. (It cost around $175 for three handmade pieces).
Today, Dennis, Joshephat and I went to a couple of places looking at the areas just to get an idea of the property there. We went to the town of Kitengela which is about a half hour past the airport just off the road to Mombasa. The place we looked at was in the Rift Valley and was Masaai country. I wasn't impressed. It looked dry and desolate to me. Not quite as desolate as the area where Peter lived. But they said that farming was by irrigation and if you drilled a borehole the water would be salty and not drinkable. The advantage of the place is there is plenty of land and it is relatively cheap. We headed back with the intent of going to Kiserian but we never made it. We got as far as Ngong where we stopped for a late lunch and decided it was too far to Kiserian.
The area around Karen and Ngong was very lush and beautiful compared to where we had been and agreed it would be nicer for a school. I keep reminding them that I don't have any money but we are just looking.
Bye for now. Stan
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