Monthly Archives: June 2018

@ Home – Remembrances

This is my final page for this trip.     It was a perfect trip in so many ways.

Packing Thin Clients etc.

At JFK Airport

Arriving in Nairobi
Coffee at the Eka Hotel

Arriving in Kisumu
In Kisumu
Kenya Country Side
Climbing the Hill
Breakfast of Champions
Shopping in Downtown Kisumu
My helpful friend Nick
Arriving at Bishop Okullu College
Lillian and Bon – Unpacking

First stations setup
Installing Antenna
Lake Victoria
Across the Lake view

Wedding moments
My Humble Hut
My bed in the humble hut
Nick and I at the Airtel store
Riding Bus in Kisumu
Mother’s Union Sunday

Back in Dubai

I in Dubai International Airport now, waiting for my next flight to New York.   It boards at 2 PM, and it midnight now, so I have a couple more hours to relax at the Marhaba lounge.   It’s part of the Priority Pass network that I joined a few years back, which gives you access to lounges at many major airports, including in Nairobi, which I also made use of before the flight from there.


I probably look a little beat, but I did have a good flight from Nairobi.   I was able to get a Business Class upgrade so I could get a seat that lays flat for resting.    That really helps a lot on long trips like this.   It’s back to Economy for my next flight, but I hope I made a good choice of seats there.    During the flight, I plan to add one more page with pictures of rememberance of the trip to view.   I probably won’t post it till I get home.  The flight does have wifi Internet, but is really slow.


That’s it for now.   Time to get a little more rest before the flight.   See yah!



Saturday – We have the Meats!!

I’m in Nairobi now.   I arrived yesterday.    I’ll be leaving Nairobi for Dubai in about 5 hours.    I should arrive home at JFK airport about the time you all will be getting up on Sunday morning.    


Last night I had dinner at a place I have been to on my previous trip here in 2017.    It’s called Carnivore.  You guest it.  Vegetarians need not apply.   It’s a place that is pretty much all meat.   Meat of all kinds; Beef, pork, chicken and Lamb.   Those are the everyday entries on the menu.   You’ve not had anything until you tried the ostrich and chrocodile.   Hey!   It’s only fair.   If I was to fall into the Mara river, a chroc would certainly make a meal out of me.    


So for now, I’m just waiting at my hotel room and will check out at 1:30 PM and make my way to the airport at 2PM.    It’s feels sad to leave.  Two weeks just goes by so quickly when you are working on a project as I was.   But I’m also glad to be started back home.   I will be great to get back to Cathy, our cats and see Alex, Abbie and Evelyn (our grand daughter) soon as well.   


Overall I’m pleased at how the thin client network went together.   I think it will give the students and staff at Bishop Okullu College many years of good service.     


Next on the ministry agenda is a trip to Kasulu, Tanzania in September.   I miss my friend in Kasulu at the Diocese of Western Tanganyika.    Kasulu is still our home away from home.   It’s been a couple of years since we were there due to Cathy’s health needs last year.    Now that she is doing well and is getting stronger, it will be a pleasure to make the trip again.    I’ve also have a lot of equipment to bring to Kasulu, which includes 20 Android tablets, a laptop or two and another new server.   They have two right now, one of them as a backup.  About a year ago, the primary server failed (which I believe is a power supply problem).   So they are running on the backup unit.   I’ll replace the failed unit and bring it home to get it repaired and then bring that that one eventually to Bishop Okullu College to use as a back for them.