I have a few more minutes to post, so here are a few random thoughts/observations...
I LIKE Ghana. It's a friendly country at least so far & the size of Accra is not overwhelming for me (I'm not a BIG city girl.) All the homes are in compounds with razor wire, spikes etc. on the tops of the walls. Some have many homes inside. Ours is just the one. There is a day guard, night guard, weekend guard, cook - this is all pretty normal here.
The drivers use hand signals & honking to communicate. Mark was thinking they were all driving angry with all the honking, but it is different here. Different #'s of honks mean "go ahead", "I'm coming through" etc.
The Ghanain people are amazing with the way they can carry stuff on their heads. Everywhere you see people carring stacks of fabric, a tray of oranges, almost anything , and all on their heads.
You can buy almost anything on the side of the road as you drive by. HUGE snails to eat (alive & wiggly!), the best fresh fruit ever, DVD's, mini flags, even a puppy. If you are not interested, do not make eye contact. This is all pretty similar to what it was like when we were in Kenya.
I was determined to love Ghana since it it the homeland of two of my sons. But, it is easy - I really like it here. :)
We have still not heard anything from the Embassy but John has decided to come anyway, especially since I am pretty sick. We so appreciate your prayers as we wait.