what an encounter!

November 12, 2008 at 4:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment


Today we have internet and electricity, but no water. Not sure why the water is gone, but a team has gone to the Nile (across the street) to collect water in basins for our use today. We’ve drained the water from the hot water tanks in each bathroom and we’re set with drinking water, but with laundry for 55 children, there’s a GREAT need for water around here. How odd to have a luxury item like wi-fi in the house, but no water.

Also, a few minutes ago I was packing in preparation for tomorrow’s trip to K’pala. We’ll leave at 530 am, so I want to be completely ready so I can just sneak out when it’s time. I have my different bags tucked neatly under my bed, so I was pulling them out to dig through them when all of a sudden…. The world’s biggest cockroach came running out!! No joke… I’ve seen bugs like this in glass cages at the Minnesota Zoo. You can imagine my reaction! I hopped and scrambled away, yelling for Mama Josephine, who was cleaning the kitchen at the time. I ran in there and asked her if she could come help me! She came in with her broom and dustpan and her big can of Doom bug spray but could hardly kill it for laughing at me.   She’s gotten a lot of mileage out of it, actually.    I’ve heard her telling the other mamas the story again and again this morning.   All of them belly laughing each time.    Glad to be of some amusement.


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  1. The glamour of traveling abroad….

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