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.
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.