Water update

Water update

RAIN!!!!   OMG. So Much Rain. The official government measures have us at 77.7% water levels in the reservoirs as of August 7th. It looks like everyone is still using less than their allotment of water per day, which is certainly helping the overall situation....

1 year in

Wow!!!  Has it really been a year already?  So much has happened, and yet not a lot. My highlights for the past year would have to be a return trip to the US for the wedding of two friends, a family trip to Germany, and making some amazing friends in South Africa. I’d...
So this is Christmas?

So this is Christmas?

Celebrating the festive holidays in the Southern Hemisphere is really messing with my head. The weather is too “summery”, the sun is too bright, and rises too early. As much as I disliked the cold in Wisconsin, the snow and holiday lights peeking through...
Loadshedding

Loadshedding

The concept of loadshedding is foreign to many if not most in a non-emerging world country. In South Africa, it seems to be accepted as normal. When we were exploring what living in SA would be like our research made loadshedding seem like ancient history....
Thanksgiving in SA

Thanksgiving in SA

  While our friends and family in the states celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, we were able to celebrate on Sunday with an eclectic group of friends. For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with their parents, aunts & uncles, and maybe...

Postal Service

One of the things that Americans take for granted is the USPS (United States Postal Service). It has always worked pretty reliably for me and is affordable. For an organization that handles over 160 billion pieces of mail a year to only have occasional delays is...