12 February 2005 - Eddie

Good Folks,
With Aaron now with us in the trenches of Aceh, we will each now only send
journal updates and pictures to the web site.   This way you will be privy to
each of our "stories" and pictures just by going to the web site.  It also
simplifies it for us here, circumventing the need for each of us to send out
much of the same to 3 separate distribution lists.  So, please go to our web
site as often as you like for more of what we are up to.  It is pretty cool,
complete with a photo room, all our stories and a guest book you can sign
and comment in.

Simply direct your URL line to www.austin-international-rescue.org

And send anyone else there you think might be interested.

I still would love to hear from individuals, and will try to reply with text as much
as possible.  Hearing from you all really helps keep our spirits up!

When Aaron and I returned from Jakarta, we learned that Surya really liked us
and wanted to continue accommodating us at his place. With Aaron here,
we've been able to talk our way right back to the set up we had.  We bought our
own mattresses and re-established camp/office/home/bed and bathroom
there. It works as we have phone, internet (at times), and power to recharge
our gadgets. The address is:

Jl. Tgk. Imeum Lueng Bata No. 9
Banda Aceh, Sumatra
Indonesia

You can even call us at +62-81-511691881, which is my in-country cell;
or at our office at +61-0651-32177
NOT SURE HOW THESE WOULD WORK FROM THE STATES...

We continue to work out details of getting the village of Krueng Raya (correct
spelling, finally!) back to fishing. To date the plan is to hire local craftsman to
build 9 boats over the next 21/2 months. We got the details on where, how and
who would do the clearing, set up, get the tools, materials and actually build
the boats. All locals! Eric would stay here and oversee the work, along with
Surya Arsyad who has now unofficially joined AIRO as a local volunteer. Aaron
and I will put together a business plan with details and time-lines.  More
details later.

Left are pictures of our base camp... I've spared you pictures of the bathroom -
picture a hole in the ground and a tub of water and you got it all!
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16 June 2005 - Aaron

19 May 2005 – Eric

18 May 2005 - Aaron

24 April 2005 – Aaron

14 April 2005 – Eric

29 March 2005 – Eric

28 March 2005 - IM-Aaron/Eric

26 March 2005 – Eric

25 March 2005 – Eric

15 March 2005 – Aaron

16 March 2005 – Eric

11 March 2005 – Eric

3 March 2005 – Eric

27 February 2005 – Eric

23 February 2005 – Aaron

23 February 2005 – Eric

20-22 February 2005 – Eric

18 February 2005 – Eddie

18 February 2005 – Eric

16 February 2005 – Eddie

10-12 February 2005 – Eric

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10 February 2005 – Eddie

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7 February 2005 – Eddie

5 February 2005 – Eddie

5 February 2005 – Part 2 –
Eddie

4 February 2005 – Eddie

2 February 2005 – Aaron

1 February 2005 – Eddie

30 January 2005 – Eric
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Bed room/office - complete
with Jimmy Hendrix water stain
on the wall!
Our lovely kitchen facility...
anyone hungry?
Chowing down with
language book always at
the ready....
A special dinner - anything
other than instant ramen
noodles and canned
sardines was a special
dinner!