So, Joel did survive the bacteria-induced hospital stay in April … long enough to come home and cut his leg wide open with a machete. (When he came in the bunkhouse with a self-made tourniquet on his calf, he said to me, “I think it’s OK. The machete was pretty clean because I just sharpened it this morning!” I’m not sure. Was that supposed to be good news or bad news?)
A lot has happened since we last blogged, not all involving machetes, stitches or IV’s.
One of the great things was that good friends came to visit!
We took them on a sweet adventure…
OK, so I realize this story did involve a machete after all!
We thought it'd look tougher if we just put the machete in every shot.
After a long day, there’s nothing left to do but (you guessed it!) sharpen the machete for tomorrow!
And then they took us on a sweet adventure (with no machetes!).
Hiking in the rainforest with the rumble of an active volcano overhead!
But their adventure offered better accommodations than we gave them!
Relaxing at a hotel….
reading a book…
drinking a cup of coffee…
with no TV, just a volcano to watch erupt…
spewing smoke and lava all day…
and all night!
A spectacular show!