|Ratnesh explained that before dark all the goats return to this abandoned house where they sleep at night.|
As we traveled along the road with Ratnesh he takes us to special places he knows we'll find appealing. He's quickly learned what appeals to us, not the usual tourist spots but that which other tourists may find mundane and hardly photo worthy.
|Cows munching on greenery along the road.|
Our minds wander to who these people are who's lives depend on these animals for sustenance, for income and for opportunity to live a life comparable to the unencumbered lives so many freely live here on this quiet island.
|These goats were on the shoulder of the road, free to roam.|
We ask only for a clean, comfortable temporary home, working plumbing, power and blessed be...wifi, so we can share our story as it unfolds each day, in itself providing us with a sense of abundance with thoughts of how many citizens of the world have read our posts, some once, others over and over again. For us, that's abundance.
|Hopefully, motorists kept a watchful eye when driving passed them.|
I write this post on October 7th at 5:30 pm, rapidly stroking the keys, hoping to upload a few photos tonight, all for an early upload in the morning. We don't choose to alter the consistency of our posting, when we've diligently exercised every effort to be timely each and every day, except at times on lengthy travel days.
|There were several moms, kids and a few dominant males in the group, always watching for potential dangers.|
We've waited patiently for days. I've read six books in the past five days, my speed reading ability learned decades ago, coming into play when I've been unable to be online, devouring page after page on the tiny screen on my phone.
My fingers tire of "turning" the pages in the Kindle app long before my eyes tire of the printed words and at times, the stories are less than perfect, ranging from fluffy romance novels to gripping international intrigue and espionage. My tastes are varied. Its the "page turner" aspect I hunger for, hopefully well written. If not good after the first few pages, I permanently remove it from my phone. Garbage, I can't read.
|They munched and began the easy climb up this hill to their "home" as shown above in the main photo.|
With a US $10, FJD $21.52 monthly fee with Amazon, I can read up to 10 books at any given time, returning each as I finish to grab another in its place after it's returned online. How have I managed to download these books with a bad connection?
Magically, using the Vodaphone SIM on Tom's phone to connect to my phone which has worked for downloading books, although patience is of the utmost importance as I often wait as long as 20 minutes to download one book.
Hopefully, by late in the day, this waiting game will be over and we can go back to our usual lives of research, watching movies and ease of use, taking this month long focus on a bad signal well into oblivion. If not, I don't know what we'll do.
Hurriedly, I wrap things up now, knowing by 9:30 the tech is scheduled to arrive to begin the work. As evident, he didn't arrive yesterday to upgrade the lines. I called the phone company three times asking when a tech would arrive.
|This baby goat, no more than a few weeks old, was crying when it couldn't easily get down the hill to join the others.|
I wonder how would he make the repairs today without his truck and equipment? But we shall see. I'd like to be optimistic. Surely, if and when this job is completed, a sense of abundance will once again prevail.
Will you find abundance in your life today?
Photo from one year ago today, October 8, 2014:
|The sunset in Hawaii were always worth checking out each night as we walked to a restaurant for dinner. We didn't cook any meals in the tiny condo, finding it too confining. For more details and a sunset video, please click here.|