Sunday, January 9, 2011
2010 - Beginnings and Endings
2010 has been a year of beginnings and endings for me.
The ending of life for my dear Marlowe, a nephew who was like a brother to me. The world lost a good one. At the same time, the birth of my first grandchild, Maddex Eli Palamar, who has stolen my heart like no other...
The end of life for Lasfar, my camel companion, who was so dear to my heart.
And recently, the birth of a new baby lamb, and the purchase of a young male goat - who I have bonded with, and who loves to be pet.
Another beginning - the beginning of a new friendship in Douz - Wenda from Amsterdam who not only speaks English, but whom I know we will become great friends!
And finally, the building of my home in Hnesh, where my animal family; camel(s), goats, sheep, chickens, and soon to be ducks (they eat scorpions) and a dog will live with me!
I've attached just a couple of photos of my house in process - for a sneak preview. The rock wall on the south side of the house - complete, just needing mortar now. This rock wall is my pride and joy. It is about 1 1/2 feet thick to insulate from the heat in summer, and is built the traditional way - VERY labour intensive. Also an inside view of my bedroom and kitchen.
Inshallah, I will be moved in by the end of January. The crunch is on!!! My next blog will be the house completed!