I’d hate to be the guy who cut the cable…

31 Jan

Apparently, some genius cut an intercontinental cable that powers the internet for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India. Occasionally it works for a minute or two, but the Embassy is telling us it will be several days before its fully restored. In the meantime, things here are good. Finn is wonderful and we can’t get enough of him, except at 4 am. I want to bathe him constantly because he’s so soft and smells so good afterwards. Meanwhile, he’s getting to know me as the creepy lady who won’t stop sniffing his hair. Patrick has headed back to work and starts teaching on Sunday. LeAnn navigated the Khan last night and came home with a plethora of goodies. She bought so much at one place that they gave her a free canvas bag covered in hieroglyphs to put everything in.

Anyways, more posting and pictures once someone duct tapes that ocean cable.


7 Responses to “I’d hate to be the guy who cut the cable…”

  1. mom January 31, 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    Bathe away Mel! I used to bathe Javy and you 3xs a day! In the morning, so you all could be fresh and clean, in the afternoon after going out visiting, and in the evenings so you could sleep comfortably.

  2. Kay January 31, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

    What beautiful pictures! He is definitely a cutie.
    Have you noticed though that now that Finn has arrived there’s not near as much blog activity. I guess we were just waiting for him to get here. Can’t wait to see more pictures.

  3. saeglopur February 1, 2008 at 5:43 am #

    You know duct tape is terrible at fixing ducts, and thats about the only thing it doesn’t fix, how odd. Finn is such a beautiful baby, he must take after his mother.

  4. Uncle David and Nick February 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    hmmm the story about bathing kind of makes her weird doesn’t it? But then she wants to take the X out of XMas too. Help me out here Patrick X=Chi=?. Sorry festering debate.

  5. Dre February 1, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Grandma update: Finn is an absolutely beautiful baby and is so good. He seldom cries and when he’s awake, loves to gaze around the apartment. He’s eating very well for both his mommy and daddy, who jumps at the chance to bathe him, change his diaper and give him a bottle. They’ve set up the baby monitor and when he’s sleeping upstairs and we’re in the living room, all conversation comes to a screeching halt whenever we hear the slightest noise and Patrick and Melissa freeze. It’s fun to see two such educated, smart people be reduced to blithering idiots around this little tiny person. And he does look very much like Melissa although the debate continues as to the color of his hair. Luisa, the ridge on his head is no longer noticeable and he is in firm control, despite the huge pile of parenting books and magazines that his new parents are devouring. They’re probably really going to miss him when I take him back to Utah with me on Tuesday.

  6. DaD February 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    LeeAnn, You better seach the house for ‘a shotgun and a shovel’ before you go saying things like ‘They’re probably really going to miss him when I take him back to Utah with me on Tuesday’. There’s an awful lot of open desert in Egypt! …. You will be missed.( but not found) 😉

  7. Dre February 1, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Curses. Foiled again. But you’re probably right. I’m already afraid of Melissa’s newfound homicidal maternal rage if anyone so much as looks wrong at her baby.

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