We're now enjoying a visit from my cousin, Roger, his son, Matt and Lenae. I'm feeling like a real goose as they came in yesterday and I had my days mixed up and had planned to pick them up today from the airport. What a shock when I got a call from Roger asking me if I was almost there. They ended up taking a shuttle, as it would have taken me 2 hours to get there. They're fine with it, but I'll be beating myself up over that for months. They're so lovely to have as guests. We hadn't seen Matt since he was a tiny boy, so this is a wonderful reunion. We love being able to share the bush and the wonders of Belize with family.
We had two technicians here last Sunday to check on reprogramming our solar batteries. The news wasn't good. They think our accident probably destroyed their recharging ability. Next Sunday Elvis will bring up a battery charger capeable of charging the 24 volt system in order to bypass the restrictions of the inverter. This will be our last hope. We're getting enough energy during the day to handle our useage, but the batteries aren't able to store enough to get us thru the evening and night. We'll then have to just use them until they're totally destroyed and hope then we'll be able to afford new ones. How sad to only get two years use. For now we're just focusing on enjoying our very welcome visit of family. It's hard to complain when we're having scattered clouds and temps in the low 80's when the rest of the world is cold. My glass is still half full.