Wednesday February 9th, 1977
This morning M.G. and I went into Nairobi to Jimmy Hooten’s place. M.G. is hooking up their washer and dryer. We got there about 10:30 and Jimmy came in from Nairobi about 11:00, but he forgot to bring the transformers. So he and M.G. went back for them. Then later they discovered that Jimmy had lost the rubber hose to the washer. We finally got home around 5:30pm. We had a letter from Alan. This is number 3 thus far. We enjoy them so much. We went to Bible study at Margie Bateman’s house. Tom and Nancy brought us a letter from Ken. He had gone to the ballgame at I.S.K. in Nairobi. We were near there and almost stopped. If we had we could have seen Ken. We were sorry that we missed him.
Dad and his traveling toolbox take the road again. This is one of those projects that develop into a monster all by itself. Added to the problem was the fact that in Kenya you can seldom make a quick trip to the hardware store because most likely there is not a store around. Dad and Jimmy did the best they could and ended up fixing the unit by late that afternoon.
I have said before letters from home are the lifeblood for your missionaries. Today that translates into emails and such in this day and time.
Mom and Dad missed seeing me by a whisker. I’m sure that I would have enjoyed seeing them as much as they would have liked to see me. However things did not line up that way and we were like “two ships that passed in the night”.