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Another Trip to Beni Sueth

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I made another trip to a different village in Beni Sueth to continue the roof and water tap project. This village is the home to a family that has pretty much adopted me as a grandmother figure to their children. The father is the “boab” (the Egyptian version of a maintenance man) to a villa a…

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Trip to Bushra, a Village in Beni Sueth Governate, Egypt

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A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to a small village where we are helping the residents get water taps in their homes. There are approximately 21 more homes that need them. We pay to get the initial tap installed, then the head of the household must be responsible for running the tap…

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New and Improved Site! …and More on My Other Pursuits

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I am sooo excited about my new blog design! Khudos to Clarke at hospdesign.com. He is the bomb! If you are ever in need of help in designing a blog, website etc., look him up and let him know I sent you. He’s not cheap but he’s worth the cost. He even makes instructional videos…

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My Hiatus

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01/01/2017 I want to apologize to my avid readers for the lengthy hiatus away from my blog. The first “wrench in the works” occurred when the super, duper, Lenovo Yoga laptop I purchased, just 2 weeks before moving to Egypt, ended up being a lemon! An emergency trip back to the US to get my house…

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This Last Week of Ramadan

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I have faced some severe health challenges… this past week that caused me to put aside fasting for a few days, per the doctor’s orders. In addition to being severely dehydrated, I have 2 infections and a level of inflammation raging in my body  that is through the roof! I am on medication to address the…

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The Community Park

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There is a lovely community park located in the back of the villa where we reside. It was intended for the residents of the community to enjoy sitting, playing, and frolicking in at their  leisure. No one was prepared for the pack of wild dogs that has taken up living, breeding and pretty much “barring”…

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The Middle of Ramadan, the Summer Solstice, and the Full Moon!

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June 21st was most significant in a number of ways. As a Muslim, it marked the completion of half of the month of Ramadan 2016. Since the beginning of Ramadan is indicated by the sighting of the new moon, the midway point would be indicted by a full moon.  As this date  also happened to…

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It’s Been 60 Days Since My Arrival in Egypt!

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Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! I have just crossed the 2 month mile-marker of the next iteration of my life. Thanks for joining this adventure with me! Another major milestone reached today is we are halfway through Ramadan! Day 15 has come and gone; by now most Muslims will have read half (15…

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Baking, Gardening, and Life Reflections

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When I was invited to a sister’s house the other day, I asked if I could bring something to go with iftar, the meal for breaking the daily fast during Ramadan. When she replied “maybe something sweet”, I decided to use a recipe my granddaughter tried a few weeks ago.  She made these little shortbread kind…

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Cleopatra’s Bath… more from the Vacation

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So I didn’t realize my son-in-law had taken pictures at the little private beach we found. He had an even closer picture of me floating aimlessly in the sea; another of me and my daughter sitting on the beach, and one of me  playing with the grand-kids in the water. Have you ever seen any…

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