Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ready to fly

We fly at 10 pm this evening. We arrive in Gaborone early Tuesday afternoon. Now, we just need the airline to accept our overweight luggage...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Insect repellent

This is what I'm bringing with me to stave off the mosquitos, since we live in a malaria-area:

[click the picture to buy on amazon]

Here's some info on the study that brought black pepper essential oil as a mosquito repellent to our attention:

More on the study conducted by Katritzky et al can be read here.

iPad case

Here's the case that we bought for our Christmas iPad:

[click the picture to see the case on amazon]

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Last few things

Just got contact lenses ordered for a fitting later this week. Now, off to pick up our luggage at Sears in Bellevue.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Waiting for glasses

So, here we are in Bellingham, waiting for my eyeglasses to come in. I ordered 2 pairs because, last term, the pair that I had fell in half after just over a year. They were plastic frames and the optometrist said that this happens sometimes because the plastic dries out. However, the drying and cracking normally happens after about 7 years. I guess the dryness of the air in Botswana just speeded up the process. At any rate, I will be going with a spare pair this time. Hopefully, these will last longer.

If the glasses are in tomorrow, we pick them up before heading south to pack for our return to Botswana sometime this month.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Using the Monarch app to blog

Here's hoping that this is a year of renewed communication and reporting! I know that's certainly what my father-in-law is hoping for. I've been focusing a lot on the facebook method of communication but I guess I needn't self-limit, now that technology is catching up with my communication needs. Posting to my blog and facebook with a single click? Magical!

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