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Sunday walks with Simon

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

On Sunday mornings we take long walks with our friend Simon. Well, we did until 2 weeks ago, when Simon left Ghana for the U S of A. For our last walk, we went to Legon, home of the University of Ghana.

us in front of lilypads in Legon

The grounds of the university are pretty, the streets are shaded by large trees, and it’s not crowded on Sunday mornings because everyone’s at church.

Sometimes you see wildlife, if you count insects as wildlife. There are lots of butterflies and a few big millipedes.


These are unoccupied (as far as we could tell) termite mounds. Termites are mighty small, so there must have been a whole lot of them living here!

Simon and Dan and termite mounds

New hard drive

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

What does one do on Saturday morning in Accra? Why, replace one’s dead hard drive, of course. (There ain’t no Apple Stores in this part of the world.)

Dan dismantling computer

Dismantling the iBook was quite a production. The parts were all over the dining room table in the order in which we took them out.

G replacing hard drive

Now the iBook works again; yay!

Alas, the old data is still trapped on the dead hard drive. Must wait till we’re back in the US to see if it can be retrieved