Three posts in one night is a little over the top, but you'll have to forgive me. I'm a little excited. My family is spending the night in Africa tonight.
Anyway, I received an email from one of the journeyman on our team in Arua. She went and took pictures of our house! I still don't know about a climbing tree - for those of you praying for that - but it looks pretty good to me.
I'm including a view of the front
from the front porch, looking out
and a view of the back yard. The girl who sent these says "that's not a hut, it's a piyot- like a sitting area/patio, but covered"
And for those of you concerned about the important things...
We're taken care of.
My pantry has lots of space; we have TWO bathrooms; the garage can double as a school room (so says my friend Alissa :); and the three bedrooms are of good size. I'll stop there. I would show you more pictures of all the rooms (I have them now!), but the house hasn't been cleaned, so I'll wait and send some more later. The kitchen looks particularly small with little counter space, so we are going to have to be creative. OK - one more picture - the kitchen.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. Doug bought me a Starbucks coffee in the London airport to celebrate. It was on the 5th, but it was better than the airplane food I got on the 4th!
Tomorrow, we are getting cell phones, malaria medication, and they are going to take me out for my birthday. Since we'll be at this guest house all week (we leave for Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday), I'll be sure and post some more for you.