During these next two weeks we will be learning many exciting and practical things about living in less developed areas. For instance, the topic of today was water purification and wastewater treatment. I've had a bit of exposure to this sort of thing before: my Dad's business sold wastewater treatment equipment, and I did a science fair project of water purification in junior high.
Today we learned about how to have an odorless outhouse. See? I told you it was practical. Everybody enjoys an odorless outhouse. Now I know how to make one. I can also walk you through the three stages of water purification and maybe even tell you some things about the water that you are drinking right now. That last part was just to scare you a little. :)
Yesterday evening we went out to our jungle camp spot and raked off our lot. The girls got involved and picked up sticks and spread leaves around. The blackflies were out and swarming but didn't seem to be biting... yet.
After we returned home we decided to have a little picnic on the front sidewalk. The girls thought it was great, and I think that Dennis and I had fun too.