We are beginning our third day with our kids and grandkids. As I sit typing this I can see 4 of my grandkids and hear them interacting I have a smile on my face. The first day was spent traveling to where they live, doing a little grocery shopping, a lot hugging, a short nap, a few games and a very early bed time. When I got to bed I had had about 5 ½ hours of sleep in the past 54 hours. I slept 11 straight hours and made myself get up. After another early bedtime last night I think I may be on Kenyan time. Yesterday we walked around about half of the campus where our kids are serving. It is beautiful. It is very hilly and uneven. Played some games with the grandkids. I participated in an indoor soccer match with much of the family. My wife stayed back and made cookies with her granddaughter. Guess who is sore this morning? Not only did the soccer match show that I am grossly out of shape, but being at 7,000 feet elevation added to my struggles.
I have been reminded several times already that we have many things, and conveniences, that we take for granted and greedily expect in the United States. I have drunk more hot tea already than I have in the past 3 or 4 years total. It will be interesting to see if this carries over to when I return home.
We are very close to the equator which means the sun is hotter on the skin. No big deal unless you are challenged in hair covering on your head. In other words you have a large bald spot. Wishing I had brought a hat. The temperature is wonderful. In the mid-60’s for a high and high 50’s at night. No screens on the windows. I could get used to this, especially since it was 30 degrees when we left Canton on Sunday.
Well I need to do a little stretching. It sounds like there is another indoor soccer match in the plans this morning and this time another family is involved. No way am I missing it, but I might be bedridden before this visit is finished.