Thursday, January 27, 2011
Written by Tana
Here are the blueprints to our non-air-conditioned, non-running-water abode, in case you want to plan a heist.
Our porch with a straw-mat lattice to give us some shade while we sit and do Sudoku.
The living room and somebody who thinks he's cool.
It's reasonably cheap to get quality custom furniture here. The carpenters in our village made us these, a kitchen table, and a shelf for the shower.
We hung up the pictures you sent us. You can click on the picture to enlarge.
Here is our kitchen, complete with a canteen, a desert fridge, a water filter, and a stove.
We store water in this barrique that I have to transport on my head from the nearby well with the help of our neighbors.
The scrub bowl and the rinse bowl.
The volunteer before us, Amanda, left us a humongo bed frame and the only real mattress in a country of foam mattresses.
The bathroom has a hole in the floor for water to escape. We brought a solar shower and had a shelf built for convenience. To use the latrine, we have to leave our house and walk a ways.
Here's your room, the guest room. Your accommodations include one bed, one water filter, one candle, and one mosquito net. We always have our staff place complimentary mints on your pillow each night.
The length of the hall is perfect for practice triple handsprings.
Special thanks to Carol, Janet, Jeannie, Pat, and Bob for the care packages! We love everything and are trying to pace ourselves so we don't eat all 2 tons of it this week. Bob, those parmesan packets you smuggled from Papa Johns taste amazing. Rest assured that the jail time you may have to serve is well worth the yumminess.
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