‘Experimenting with Computers’

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

In the past few months, together with the help of Haven Colony in Minnesota, we have been experimenting with a different type of computer to see which one would be best for a place like this. Jonte send us a new PIC to try out. The PIC is designed for hooking up third world countries to the internet. It comes with a USB mouse, keybo....

Thank You!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, September 1st, 2006

One morning awhile back, when Eddy Vetter was still here, a women came with her son who had had an accident a year ago. A motorcycle hit him and broke his leg and hip. After that happened, the father left home so that he wouldn’t have to pay for anything and now the women and her 4 boys have to fend for themselves. It’s still a young family a....

Traditional Marriage

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

On Saturday, Glory’s brother, who lives outside Palmgrove had a traditional marriage. Most of the people in Palmgrove were invited. I decided to go along and see how they celebrate a wedding in Nigeria. Getting there was quite the experience in itself; it wasn’t too far from Palmgrove but the roads into the jungle were just terrible. Instead of one tire going into the pothole, the whole vehicle goes into the pothole then out the other side. It had rained that night, so every hole in the road was full of water. Once we arrived, there weren....

Yikes! ‘Shocking’ Situations!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Working with electrical equipment around here is, well shocking, in more ways then one. The voltage is 220V, unlike our 110V at home. The problem is, the ground wire is usually left out in the wiring, or if it’s there, then it’s often not connected anyway. If the electrician doing the job has only two wire cords on hand, then he does the job with that, besides it does work without the ground wire, so what more do you want? That being the case, you soon learn not to touch anything that is metal and plugged into the wall. If you don’t belie....

Site Moved

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

The web site has finally been moved to a new server. Hopefully this will clear up the problems we had with the old one. The "IT Experts" in charge of the transferring process seem to have made a small mistake which resulted in a two-day rollback. So far everything has been restored except for a few comments (about 5). We will try to restore as many as possible, as time permits.....