We made it! We are here safe and sound to our new home and doing quite well, all things considered. We had a great flight, ALL of our (ahem, 41) bags made it, the kids slept very well on the plane, we had a blast in London and we even drove into the town of Mbale today and got Internet and phones...all by ourselves... (no small task!) We praise the Lord that it has gone so well.
We don't have power right now, though. Apparently, someone tore into the generator to steal the oil...and the electric company people have to go to Kampala to get a new transformer...and they work on Africa time...so, long story short...it's been off for a week and who knows when it will be on again. But someone loaned us a generator and so during the day we have enough power to run our refrigerator and some lights. No hot showers, no ironed clothes for church tomorrow...but those are just details, right? :)
I have lots of pictures to share. (I know, not surprising...) but here are a few to get started...
We showed up at the airport very early to check in. Afterwards, we had a lovely, but way too short, visit with the Proctors, the missionaries we are replacing.
Uncle Jeremy drove with us and helped unload everything and we said our good-byes to our big-blue van and trailer.
Then we created Mt. Luggage and waited for the counter to open.
Then it was time to check in. It took a loooong time, as the bag-tag machines were messing up. Finally, they were all done, but the lady went down stairs and hand checked every single piece of luggage to make sure they were all done correctly. So thankful for that.
So the kids and I hung out, watched Courageous on the laptop and watched Uncle Jeremy make laps around the airport waiting for us.
But we were all very happy when it was done.
Leave it to Uncle Jeremy to be ever so obedient to the traffic laws...
Pictures from London will come...