Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama brings rain to Botswana, High School Musicl 3

It has finally rained substantially here.. the official first rain of the year is here and it may stay for another day or 2.. According to a woman I see everyday on the street, The rain has been brought here by Barack Obama.. She stated, "the day he was elected president, it began to rain." And she is right.. It hasn't rained for 9 months and for some strange reason, it rained the evening we went out with a bunch of other fellow Americans. I think we can all agree that if Obama can bring health and prosperity to another country without raising our taxes.. that that is a good thing.. I wonder who she thinks bring the heat and drought that this country experiences for the other 360 days out of the year.

School is going well for the kids and they seem to be wrapping things up a bit. They are starting to have school assemblies, award ceremonies and invites to end of the year school parties.. Jacob will officially graduate from Northside School and Kate from standard 2. Maura will have gained an increasingly annoying accent(very South African).. she even says things like... "Come on boy, you musn't do that" when reprimanding Jude. No one says musn't at home. She will really miss her school and her friends.. Her school teachers adore her and I will miss the price for preschool...

Driving around town this morning, I am always impressed with the fact that everyone says hello to each other.. A simple wave, a smile , etc.. makes the drive a hell of a lot more enjoyable.

"High School Musical 3" is tonight and the kids are very excited.. I am having a cornhole tourney tonight and hope to convert a few more cornholers... Michelle leaves on Sunday for a week to go out to the middle of nowhere and teach a class in Ghanzi...

Other than that,not much else to report.. All is well herein Bots.
I'm holding out to see if obama will help me out and pay for all of our plane tickets home.. I have a good feeling about it.
I'll be happy if he could simply fix the problem of all the milk going bad here before its expiration day.. You buy a 1/2 gallon of milk with a good 5 days to go, go home and open it up only to find it's cottage cheese.