Ok, Ok, I confess. The reason it has been so long since I posted, is I have been mesmerized by television shows. The Radison Blu in Freetown had movies, which I watched quite a bit during my 5 days there. After all, I was on vacation. Then, when I returned to Nairobi and had free wi-fi at the Flora Hostel, I figured out that I could download shows to my phone, from Netflix. (I wish I had discovered this so I had movies to watch on my 5 hour airplane trips to Sierra Leone.)
So, “free” downloads, from Netflix (which I could not figure out how to cancel and so I have been paying for and not watching for 6 months.) What is one to do? I downloaded all 6 new episodes of “The Code” which were available and then binge-watched them in every minute of spare time I had. And so I began my month of Netflix. Now I pay for the downloads using my trusty hotspot, but it does not seem to take much data—surely less than streaming the shows on my computer.
Even my Kenyan friends have noticed that I stay in my house more and am not showing up at football games or shopping in the center.
So today, I promise to begin afresh, and post something weekly. You may get random pictures, not necessarily related to text. Like today—what can I post to accompany this article?
Warning–the pictures are of creepy-crawlies. Go no farther if you are squeamish!
I have captured a few pictures of some of my fellow residents of the compound here—but the monitor lizard is too shy so you won’t see him. I have only seen him once, and he was hauling a— into the garden. The geckos are tiny and I haven’t figured out how to use the iPhone camera well for close ups. But nevermind, I will post what I can get.