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Elephants and a Flush Toilet

Victor, the water person from Ngorongoro Conservation came yesterday with three of his helpers. They fixed a broken pipe unearthed and smashed by our local mastodons. There has been no water coming from the spring to the village and my place for a couple of weeks. Elephants smell water from deeply buried pipe and are expert in digging for it.

Also, they very graciously did some pipe work here at the mission and now there is a two hundred gallon storage tank on the roof and water on tap in my house. I now even have a flush toilet, something I haven’t had the benefit of for the last twenty seven years. I am totally spoiled and living the good life. My thanks go out to Victor, his helpers and Ngorongoro Conservation.

3 Responses to “Elephants and a Flush Toilet”

  1. Martha Stovall on 18/06/2012 #

    That’s great news – so happy for you.

  2. Ned Marchessault on 19/06/2012 #

    Thanks Martha. Yes having running water makes a real difference.

  3. Barbara Lewis on 06/07/2012 #

    Oh that’s great Ned, really happy for you! Very interesting about the elephants.

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