so another year gone by. i have to admit that I am not so sad about saying goodbye to this one. Alot of ups and downs and unpleasant circumstances all around.
i don’t have much to talk about at the moment. I am in Nairobi, relaxing (maybe too much… still have a bit of work to catch up on) , spending too much money, and not doing a whole heck of a lot.
i moved house at the beginning of the month, so have been spending lots of time buying things and getting it set up to be comfy. it amazes me how quickly the money can go and how expensive things in this city can be. but i did manage to find a dinning room table made out of mahogany (sp?) for about 250 USD. It has really cool carvings of animals on the chairs. my next goal is a couch, but they are very expensive. something close to 1300 USD. I just find that aggravating because you can see that the quality is rather pathetic.
i would also like to buy a car. the problem there is that the taxes on a vehicle can cost the same amount as the vehicle itself. and alot of people like to advertise their vehicles at cost without tax, so that they can draw a customer in. so when you see that 1990 toyota advertised for 2000 US, its going to run something closer to 4000.
anyhow… at least I can dream:)
12/31/2005 @ 01:39 am
Finally, something out of you. Had begun to give you up for lost. As regards a couch – get creative!! You’re a creative guy. It’s a lot cheaper to get a twin size bed and fill it with pillows and bolsters and make a couch out of it. Or if you have a source of used wood, make cubes with a board back, get some foam or pillows to use as seat cushions and backing. The cubes can be made to serve as storage also. All of which can be covered in those great saris or lion cloths you keep picking up. They make great window treatments too. I can think of lots of ways to create a couch area and other furnishings. I understand the idea of wanting something new, but if you can’t afford it, you can’t. Go to HGTV.com. There are lots of ideas in their Trash to Treasure section for using found objects. Might get some ideas there.
1/4/2006 @ 01:11 am
So good to hear from you–have you gotten my emails lately? 2005 was a bad year for lots of us–2006 has to be a better one! Who would have tho’t of that? Your Mom has some real creative ideas for the couch–she always could make something out of nothing. I always felt so comfortable in her home. What’s happening with Mary? She’s a beautiful gal! Looks like we will be going to Columbus, Oh. on Jan. 12th–Sean is to receive a certificate at a reception for mentors and mentees at the State House in Columbus. Just got the invitation today and when I called in the RSVP, he and Cindy were there being interviewed for the newspaper. He has had a Big Brother for several years and I imagine it is thru that program that he is getting the award since he made Eagle Scout in October.
What projects are you working on now? Will you be going back to Maridi soon? Do keep us posted. Love you.
1/4/2006 @ 01:36 am
welcome back rob, hope you had a great new years eve.
i’am glad to here about your new place. that sounds like alot of fun fixing it up. talk to a latter be safe.