Sorry we haven't written for a while. Nothing much going on I suppose. We've been busy, but nothing exciting has happened. Just more of the same. On Sunday, Bethany and I went for a nice Sunday afternoon drive. She hadn't seen the towns that are north of Davao, so I took her in that direction so we could explore a little bit. It was a nice drive. We stopped for a "treat" at the Chow King in Tagum City. I just had a Coke, but Bethany enjoyed a nice Halo-Halo special. Yuk. There are weird stringy things in the ice cream that make me think the employees are in need of hair nets.
Yesterday it was back to work. Toti has been doing a great job of building water filters. He hired a man named Gang Gang (sounds like gong-gong) to help him build them. They are getting so good at it that they finish too early. But the filters are turning out well. Our second steel mold arrived this morning, but I'm concerned that there are too many flaws in the fabrication. I suppose we'll find out tomorrow when we extract our first filter from it. Pastor Glen (my Texan friend with the boat ministry) is back in town for a couple months. He will be welding us a third mold, so we will soon be building 3 filters a day, 15 per week. I'll be making arrangements with Glen to distribute some of the filters to remote islands on his boats.
I found out yesterday that our printer is broken beyond repair. Jenn and Joe have graciously offered to let us come over to their house to do our printing whenever we want. That will work for now, but eventually we'll need to get our own. I'm really cheesed because we had a really nice printer and I just bought a whole bunch of ink cartridges for it at Costco when we were in Vancouver last month. What a waste.
Bethany and I had a nice time playing speed Scrabble on our deck last night. We enjoyed listening to some tunes on my computer and watching the sky change colors. It was difficult to concentrate with the bunnies jumping on our feet and wanting to play. Bethany is now hard at work on her next assignment. She's feeling a little ill today and suspects that the baby is having a growth spurt. Nine months is a long time. I want that baby to come out now.
Well, that's all I have to say about that. I've included a couple of snapshots of our activities.