It’s been a very long time since we posted here. We got a bit bogged down in work, childrearing, and studying. As new parents we were also sleep deprived. Almost two years into the parenting gig, we still are, but we have started to accept this as an unfortunate state of normal. Someone recently told me that they missed our blog, which was nice to hear. By bringing it back, it feels like a way to reconnect with ourselves after the hecticness of the past two years and to share our story again.
A lot has happened since we last wrote - our boyby became an independent being who can walk and sort of talk. He mainly says ‘car’ but we hope his vocabulary and interests will broaden, otherwise he might not get too many dates in his teens. After five years running the Primate and Predator Project, we moved off the mountains and onto new opportunities. We now live in the lowveld near Hoedspruit in a house with actual walls. Consequently, we are no longer covered in mildew in the rainy season and we no longer suffer from heat stroke or hypothermia (depending on the time of year) from living under a tin roof surrounded plastic bin bag walls. Actual walls are amazing! Giraffes, wildebeests, impalas, nyalas, warthogs, and zebras live outside our new house. Katy passed her PhD finally and Sam is starting a new job. We are happy.