Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nineteenth Month on Site

Good afternoon!

I hope this note finds you well. Sarah and I just got back from Costa Rica last night. In order to renew her tourist visa, one must leave the country every 180 days and be away for 72 hours before returning, so the law required us to take a 3 day trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We were able to spend 3 days at a very nice lodge near Drake Bay, where we got to swim in the ocean, take a boat ride through the mangroves and rain forest, and take a horseback ride through primary rainforest.

One of the highlights of the past couple weeks was attending an Easter Service. We walked about an hour and then hopped on a bus to get to an outdoor church in a nearby town. It was a beautiful sunny morning and we were able to sing hymns and celebrate the risen Savior. We were super thankful to worship with other believers.

My thesis field testing has picked up over the past month. After installing a chlorine tablet before the tank, I've been measuring at various points throughout the acueduct system for two different types of chlorine, the ph, and the temperature. With this data we can see whether the current in-line chlorinator is efficient at eliminating pathogens or whether another option should be recommended.

Another highlight of the past couple weeks was celebrating our 8 month marriage anniversary. This called for heading to TGI Friday's in the big city of David. We enjoyed BBQ chicken fingers, pasta, brownies and ice cream. Unfortunately the rich food made our stomachs a bit angry.

We hope all is well with you and thank you for reading about our journey.

Blessings and peace,


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