Category Archives: Nigeria 2008

OUR HOME: Home is where the heart is!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Hello to everyone! It seems many people wonder about our living conditions here in Palmgrove, so I think it's time to write about it.We get questions and comments about electricity, our house, our rooms, our water and cooking, so I'll try to answer some of your queries.
First and foremost, yes, we DO have running water and flushing toilets in our house- most of the time.The only time these will not work is when our water tower is empty.When we don't have electricity for too long a time, maybe a week, then we will need to start our big generato....

Comments on Comments

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, May 5th, 2008

Ok, last Friday, April 4th, we finally made it to Uyo to email…wow, it was great reading, almost a month's worth of emails at one go! Sorry if I didn't reply to them all, but I loved every one…;don't let my not replying discourage you…It's hard to email all the blog stuff to Lance; it takes a long time with reading emails and checking The Bridge. That takes about 3 hours. So I like to write my emails at home, put them on my thumbdrive and take them to town to mail. So, patience, my friends! And thanks again. Time would sure be ....

Alone Again!

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Once again, Brian and I are alone in this big ol’ house, this time unexpectedly and suddenly!Eddie Vetter from Cascade was feeling quite ill the last few weeks, and upon tests with doctors in Uyo, they decided he had better leave the country to get adequate treatment.The doctors met and consulted together, and felt that it would be wisest for Eddie Vetter to go to the nearest first world hospital; they were not quite up....

Bread and Buns Baked in Warm Wood-Stove

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

On the first of April, Anna and I decided to try our hand at baking. In 2000 Eddie Vetter from Cascade and his son, Cameron, made a big wood oven from scratch. They welded it together, fashioning it after one they saw that Nigerian bakers used to bake. It has two racks inside and you make a fire under it. Anna says they got to use it once before they left for home.
First we lit the fire under the oven, assuring that we had big logs. We measured our ing....

Saying Goodbye

Written by: The Bridge on Thursday, April 24th, 2008

…..For now! Ed and Judy are out of here by tomorrow, God willing, they will be safely at home in Crystal Springs on April the 14th. Ed Vetter says this was his shortest stay in Palmgrove yet, having been here for the 8th time; his longest stay was around 7 – 8 months. I recall Lance’s blog in 2006- the one where he said that Ed is leaving for home too and he doesn’t know what he would do without him. Allow Brian and me to pipe up and say the same… “We don’t know how we will manage!” Having been her....