For those who choose to make solely a reservation, You’ll be able to e-book your reservation between 72 hours and 355 days previous to the primary flight.
Problem number one was that a couple of light bulbs needed changed, most urgently the kitchen. Since the ceilings are so high this requires either stacking boxes on top of chairs and on top of tables for Moses, the house boy who torments me daily, to reach to outlet; or find a ladder. Moses is short so his attempt at stacking of furniture didn’t work. I reiterated the need to get a ladder, a folding A shape would be the ticket. Problem was, according to Moses, he couldn’t find one.
After a few minutes I felt things had calmed enough that I could call Mark on the cell phone without someone grabbing it from me. I was not going to be allowed to leave so I was indeed being held hostage. Mark said that the police were coming and he was calling the Vice President. Later he communicated to me that the Deputy Minister of Labor was going to come down to help sort things out. Meanwhile the police arrived and I hung up the phone and said rather loudly to the two officers.
Also, someone in my husband’s family did this with their 3 year old on a trans-Atlantic. Most 3 year olds are potty trained, as he was but… the drugged induced sleep put him so far under that he lost bladder control. This might merit putting a trained child back into a diaper or use water-proof undies with a change of clothes handy. Limiting liquid intake beforehand wouldn’t work.
It was all set. The bus left Masingbi and headed for Freetown. We made sure to try to keep contact with Homer when he was in cell phone range. We were worried the Liberians might try something. What they did do, which should not have been a surprise, was begin drinking palm wine. Half way down, they were certifiable combustible, as was their behavior. Homer did not have an easy time.