July 22, 2008
This weekend we were finally able to move into our own little house.
Thank You Jesus!
It was quite a job cleaning that place. Imagine a really old house that's been vacant for a few months... now imagine windows with screens only and no glass... whatever is outside has no problem getting in... now imagine geckos running around in there and what they leave behind... add a few months of bugs and maybe a few rats and "wa-la" you've got QUITE a cleaning job on your hands! Needless to say, I am worn out though there is still much to do. But it's beginning to feel a bit more comfy after spending two nights there and all day yesterday cleaning... and we are growing fond of our quaint little cottage!
Also in the weekend news, Brian has joint-purchased a bicycle! He and another guy who is here adopting a little girl are going in on it together and working on it. It's called a Hero. It's black and gold and red and Brian is very excited about fixing it up just right. We went to the market yesterday to buy a "boda" seat for the back and a basket for the front. Now, Brian will be able to "drive" me to work every day as well as carry groceries in the front! Today, they are putting the seat and basket on and tweaking a few things... Soon we will be "up and pedaling!"
As for pregnancy symptoms, it hasn't been too drastic so far... Frequent trips to the "toilet" as they call it here, falling asleep a few hours earlier than usual, hungry of course, and strange food aversions as well! I had a large lunch of beans and rice and potatoes sometime last week and even now the thought of rice makes my stomach turn... I cannot stand the thought of it.
I've been eating a lot of eggs. They are cheap here and make a good long lasting breakfast when combined with a couple of pieces of toast or a bowl of oatmeal. Today my sweet husband made breakfast before I even got out of bed--french toast and fried eggs... and a tasty cup of tea! But somehow this morning, I couldn't stand the thought of eating a fried egg! What happened!?!
Brian is being such a good sport about all my weirdnesses... Thank You God for a good man--patient and sensitive and persevering!
Of all the foods you CAN get here in Jinja, I cannot seem to find a decent cracker! All they sell is cookies... and "biscuits" which are the same as cookies! I could really use a box of tasty veggie crackers or something--even some basic Saltines! :) Anyway, that's my one complaint for the day.
My apology for the lack of pictures on these blogs... so far we have been unable to upload photos... we are hoping to go back eventually and add pics to the previous blogs... The internet here is just nothing like being in America. Pray that the military guys get a good wireless connection and that we are allowed access to it. Then we could afford the hours of uploading while in the comfort of our own home.
Also, I want to give a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to my grandparents, Meme and Happy, for giving us this computer so we can keep in contact with you guys at least a little and hopefully more in the future! Thank you Meme and Hap! And Happy 50th Anniversary year! :)
So, in conclusion, after two months of marriage... We finally have a home... as well as a vehicle! We've been in Africa for an entire month, and we've got a baby on the way! Life is an adventure--challenging at times--but worth it because we know God is GOOD and that He works all things together for good for those who LOVE HIM (that's us!) and who have been called according to His purpose!
PRAISE HIM! :)
Addendum: I just found out what our mailing address is!
P.O. Box 1799
It's as simple as that! If you want to send a package, be sure to send it AIR MAIL to insure that it doesn't take two years (literally) to get here! Also, the smaller the package, the sooner it will get here. Big packages seem to get stuck in the routing. Big envelopes are good as long as they are small enough to fit in a normal sized mailbox. It should only be about $8 to mail a small package.