my new place.

I’ve shifted to primarily working at the border (Malaba) since I extended my service in May. This meant that I changed to a new house, which is still in Tororo but a bit closer to where I need to catch transport for my daily commute. I love my new house- it was a welcome change to move from loud neighbors and some other issues at my old place. I have my own compound surrounded by a fence. There’s some maize and sweet potatoes growing in my yard.

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There’s a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.  My quality of life has been highly improved by a new couch from the wonderful CP.  The layout is a bit weird– the bathroom is attached to the house, but to get there requires going outside. There’s running water in the bathroom- a shower, a tap, and squat/flush toilet. In the kitchen, I use a large drum with a tap on it over a basin to serve as a sink.  There’s no electricity in the house, so I’ve rigged up a system of kerosene lanterns and candles.


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7 Responses to my new place.

  1. mom says:

    nice new place! thanks for sharing pictures and the map too! enjoy!

  2. Janice says:

    Oh, the COUCH!!! lovely.

  3. emlsewhere says:

    the funniest thing about the amazing cushy couch is i bought it from a volunteer who was leaving…for a beer.

  4. jean says:

    Do you need us to send over a sledgehammer to make a door from the living room to the bathroom??

  5. emlsewhere says:

    thanks, jean. i think the shipping charges on that might be a bit unmanageable- i’ll just keep on venturing outside to get there, wondering at the nonsensical layout.

  6. mom says:

    i really like jean’s idea! we could all pitch in for shipping!

  7. Jean says:

    Can’t we just say it’s a case of encyclopedias for the library?!

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