The SAM pilots have had some problems with the network in their office recently, so Tim volunteered to go look at it today. We left at 7 am to trek out to Cashibo, the SAM Air base where the pilots and mechanics (and their families) live and work. As it turned out, Tim says the network problem was mostly solved by turning the router off and on again, but it was an interesting day nonetheless.
While Tim was playing with computers, I hung out with Laura (babysitting the K kids) and visited Stephanie. Stephanie is one of the women who is starting the new Crisis Pregnancy Center and she threw out a couple of ways I might be able to help out there. By the end of the day, I also got to take a quick ride in the float plane!
Tim ended up chatting with one of the Peruvian airplane people, who has two children in the local public university. He was extra enthusiastic about our proposed work with university students and wanted to get together (with his kids) to talk about it. The three of them came over this evening. It was a good opportunity to ask questions about the university culture here.
Now we're eating birthday cake and watching West Wing episodes, exhausted but glad to be busy.