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23 August 2012

Back home in Makalondi! Yay!

It is funny what can seem normal... :-) When I woke up the first morning back in Maka, I looked out my terrace to see some goats and sheep, then watched them scatter as M, one of my youth brought water over.





Then as though that was normal life I grabbed a cloth to filter the water as we poured it into my big bucket... hmm looks like the normal mold that comes out of most jugs, but then oh dear... looks they had been storing last nights dinner in another one! Eww! haha at least I was filtering it some!


I then grabbed my solar chargers to put them out, pulled a termite eaten door the rest of the way off it's hinges to use a curtain in its place, started bucketing water into my filter and some others into a bucket for my shower that I redecorated ;-) I figured it was time to put up a shower curtain - so I added it as a backsplash to my bucket space :-)


Odd how comfortable I can feel in the US, then in a completely different life feel so comfortable here as well :-) It's good. I am thankful. I am also thankful for some wonderful people who repaired my house and roof so well while I was gone! What an awesome community I am blessed to be part of here! And the local Maka community is great! I was so glad to head to church Sunday morning!

I may have ended up on my table the other night as I waited for poor Gary to come over to kill a scorpion who thought he could come into my house! Blech I do not like those! There have been plenty of bugs in my place because my screen is still all torn up from the storm while I was gone - but don't worry - I did not take any pictures of them!

My fridge had stopped working a couple weeks before I left in February, and I just let it be hoping Gary would find a simple solution when we all got back.. well after many hours, some metal, a block of wood, a screw, and a bottle cap, it seems to be rigged well enough to use until I can manage to order a new switch. Unfortunately the company is Amish so communication takes a little longer :-)

My best friend out there N and some of her siblings came over to hang out and of course we broke out Uno :-) I can't believe how much fun we can have playing that game! It is the all time favorite in Maka.. go figure :-)
A few youth came over bright and early the following morning to start getting the volleyball area ready! They are even more excited than I had thought about playing! How fun :-)

I spent all day Monday visiting hanging out with N and walking around the market and visiting folks :-)  Lots of yummy food, a sunburn, and 7 hours later I returned home very encouraged and excited about what these next few months hold!



Lord take my life and let it be - always, only, all to you!

1 comment:

Tonje/Tanya said...

Salut Beki! Love to read your blog and see that your safe and sound back in Niger. I am as you know in Ivory Coast, having a blast and learning a lot! You're in my prayers, miss your good mood and positive mind :-) May Gods peace and love fill you up and overflow in your life! Lots of love