a periwinkle kitchen is cheery!

a periwinkle kitchen is cheery!

After arriving in Darhan we have been staying in the guest house (another apartment in the same complex).  Each night we have had dinner with another member of the Darhan team- we feel very supported, welcomed and incredibly well fed.  Our days have been filled with market runs, shopping and getting things together for our apartment.

On Thursday morning we began moving our bags from the guest house into our apartment.  We were waiting for cabinets to be hung and a few other things.  The walls are concrete so any drilling needs to be with a hammer drill and is quite large (no drywall- removing an wall paper here is a major task that involves re-plastering the walls).  The worker’s drill did not have a plug, just two wires that the other worker held into the socket- welcome to Mongolia.

We now have internet access.  We purchased a wireless card that basically fits into our USB port and acts like a cell phone for our computer.  Its pretty fast and the best part is we don’t need to connect to any lines and can take it anywhere.  At $300 US it isn’t cheap to start out with but its only $20 a month- they don’t have plans over here on cell phones or internet or cable.  So the good news is we will be able to post pictures.  There will be some that are out of order.  The next week we will be at field forum so it will be about a week until we post again.  Skype is up and working although the audio still has kinks so best to chat first to see if we are around.  We can’t skype around the clock – its a 13 hour time difference.

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