Missed everyone. My computer cord has broken and I am waiting for it to be replaced. It should be ready this week. But that was also true last week, and the week before, and the week before that. You get the idea. Patience is a virtue as they say.
Acclimating to the Mac and to the Ipad have been a little slow. Eventually I will get it and just take over Carl's computer. Then we will be up and running again.
I had a great birthday. Thank you!
Carl's much needed break is coming up next week.
But I really wanted to update you on AMY & PRAY's saga if you are following her story... Basically the adoption went through a month or so ago. She went to Dar last week and got Pray's Tanzanian Visa. But America then denied him a visa. The reasoning is something like... they can't issue a Tourist Visa because eventually he will be applying for an Immigration Visa. But there is no one here that can do a home study. So he can't be formally adopted in American eyes here in Tanzania. And he cannot immigrate until he is adopted. You see the problem? The Embassy recognizes that this is a problem but they 'have no advice'.
Somehow Amy is staying strong. You can read the whole story on her website (with wonderful photos)... http://www.kusalipray.blogspot.com/. And feel free to share any ideas you may have to help this progress faster. Following even the faintest possibility is occupying her life these days.