Tuesday, October 21, 2008


We haven’t had power, in several days, which has been, needless to say, rather frustrating. But we have had running water, and as such I was able to taken my first real, non-basin, non-bucket shower in over a month. Yes, it was cold, but whatever. WhatEVER. Running bloody water.

The house and the guard’s shack had an infestation of mosquitoes this evening. It was awful and so bizarre and trippy. Because there’s no power, light is scarse and you could barely see the little bugs by oil lantern. But could you ever hear them. You know how you can be woken from the deepest sleep by the buzzing of one mosquito too close to you ear? Yes – now imagine millions of those little tiny wings beating the air. It was the most dreadful, awful sound. Like nails on a chalkboard. We covered our bodies with deet and sprayed “Doom” in every dark corner and spent the rest of the night coughing and sneezing from the fumes, did I and Akello and Flor. But it was so much better than that grating whiney sound.

1 comment:

kristi said...

running water really is fabulous!!! i'm going to miss it when i return to the village. :-(