Monday, March 30, 2009

Shower Time

While in the USA a lot of people asked questions about day-to-day life in Kenya. Thus I've decided to do some posts about the simple aspects of our daily life. I was frequently asked about our water situation. At this point we don't have running water. However we are hoping a little later this year that may change.

But for now our water comes from a well and is hand-carried to the house where it is stored in big plastic containers. If I want to take a shower I boil a pot of water in the house. I then mix it with cool water to the desired shower temperature. These days it has been pretty hot so I'm going more on the tepid side.

Once the temp is good I carry the water down to the shower. Yes I do carry it on my head every day! I then use a cup to splash on and splash off. And boy does it feel good at the end of a hot mucky day!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our Newest Additions

Meet Tuli! He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback. William and I have often stayed with our friend and colleague Wendy while in Nairobi. Wendy is Tuli's former "mom". She used to live in a house with a large yard. Well she recently moved into an apartment and thus Tuli needed a new home. She remembered that we had always admired him on our visits. So she called us and asked us if we would be intersted in adopting him. He came to live with us a few weeks after we got back to Kenya.

Now William would say it is a crying shame that I am talking about the dog before the cow. I guess it is just my American heritage coming through. While the Nandi's can talk about cows all day long here I am posting pictures of the new dog! So without further ado let me introduce you to Victoria! She is an arshire cow and is pregnant with her first calf. We are thinking she is due to deliver somewhere around Sept this year.