Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shit Happens

While enjoying a cup of coffee this morning, Chris made a comment about it being the best tasting coffee that he’s had since his last hit of Starbucks in Phoenix. He’s been drinking this new brand of coffee for the … Continue reading

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Back in the Driver’s Seat (on the Wrong Side)

After twenty-one days of being without a vehicle, Chris is driving again! On Thursday, he took and passed jobsite’s mandatory driving test. Today, he’s driving a Toyota Troop Carrier. It’s not his Jeep Rubicon, but it’s a formidable substitute with … Continue reading

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Bananas and Stars

The grocery store sells little banana bunches that look like they were just whacked off a tree with a machete. The heavily laden, wide spread bundles of 3″ bananas hang tightly on rigid stems in formal, and sometimes oddly shaped … Continue reading

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Borneo or Bust

We moved here just in time for Ally to participate in the middle school field trip to Borneo. Borneo is the largest island in Asia and the third-largest island in the world. It is shared by three different countries; Indonesia, … Continue reading

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Mail

I just removed our mailing address from the blog because we can’t receive mail or DHL until Chris’s position is officially on the company’s manning table, which won’t happen until January. As soon as we are able to receive mail, … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly

We’ve known from the beginning that this adventure would be wonderful and exciting at times, and frustrating and challenging at other times. Our first week was filled with some exciting new experiences, including meeting a lot of people, making new … Continue reading

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Mt. Zaagkam International School (MZIS)

The girls started school this week! They are attending Mt. Zaagkam International School (MZIS). MZIS is a very small school that operates exclusively for expatriates working for PTFI. It is owned and completely funded by the company, and is a … Continue reading

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We Made It!

It’s been a crazy few days, but we finally made it to our new home. The trip was relatively smooth and mostly uneventful. We were concerned that the shooting at LAX, which occurred the morning we left, would impact our … Continue reading

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