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Certified Pumper

rain 19 °C

Boo y'all!
I arrived in Atlanta, GA tonight hitching a lift with Ken Corley - a friend who did the pump class this past week with me. He's an old dude, but young at heart which makes all the difference. So I'm staying over in his house to catch a flight tomorrow from here to St Louis. I'm on his computer and he and his wife are tucked up in bed. They kindly took me out to dinner tonight at a cool old barn - thing which was obviously a very popular place to chow down to on a friday night. They encouraged me to have breakfast (for some reason this is common here - to have all -day breakfast). So I did - grits (ground corn) and hashbrown and a fried egg and some catfish (pretty tasty), sweet cured ham and biscuits (which are really scones).
Like I have said before, halloween seems to be a big issue here - and driving into Atlanta with Ken, I saw a little wooden ghost holding a sign saying 'Boo y'all' - a southern ghost obviously.

Today, our class graduated from the Pumping Water class!! Which means there is another certificate pose...
I decided to wear my kilt for the special occassion and get some extra special attention from the Americans - some of whom hadn't seen such a great pair of legs.
I am sorry to be leaving Providence Farm and Equip and everyone that I have met there. It is incredible to meet a great bunch of people all eager to try to make a difference somehow in this injust world. The trainers and those who set up Equip are a special, committed team. I hope that everyone there knows God's leading and guiding and that maybe we will work together on a project to provide clean water somewhere.
So - it's strange to be moving on following the training I received in water filtration, water well drilling and water pumping and wondering how all these things will fit together one day. I have no idea how I am going to use these new ideas in the future, but God knows...

Tomorrow I see Emma for the first time since October 2nd when I fly to St Louis. We haven't really been able to talk or skype or anything since then, so we will have a lot to catch up on. Hopefully she still recognises me...

Posted by africraigs 20:24

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Sounds great Dave, congratulations! Hope you get to Emma safely and that your pumping skills are used with care...

by Andy W

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