I spent today traveling to Eldoret. That is normally a grueling day filled with bouncing around and trying to keep my truck all in one piece. Today it was more of the same. All was going well until I stopped for lunch. After a lunch of sandwich and chips I got into the truck to do the rest of the trip. Only problem was that it wouldn't start. I checked all I know to check and it still wouldn't start. I happened to be on a very steep hill. So, I had to let the truck roll backwards down the hill and jump it to get it going. After that, I was afraid to turn the truck off until I got to Eldoret where I could get it looked at.
I arrived in Eldoret around 4:15. I went right to the garage instead of unloading at the house first. It still took until 6 to get it working. The mechanic decided it was the battery. It started fine that morning, so I was sure it would be my starter or the alternator. He assures me that those are both fine. I had to wait 30 minutes for them to charge the battery once we got it and it didn't start the truck. Once it was charged, I was good to go the last 5 minutes of the trip.
Needless to say, I am pretty tired and sore from the trip. Please pray that all goes well on Monday. I have to take the truck to get it cleaned up, checked out and then inspected by the local authorities. Pray that I can get it all done on Monday. I hope to head to Nairobi on Tuesday so I can be there for the high school graduation of some of our CMF kids. I'll be doing a bit of grocery shopping and re-supplying and then I will head back to Turkana around the first. So, thanks for your prayers and keep them coming!