Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday in and around Zomba

You know how I've mentioned a couple of times in the last week about climbing a huge mountain to go to church in a village today? Well, after Eric and I were both sick yesterday from drinking the lake water, we called off the trip up the mountain for all of us but Josh. He got to hike up there with two other men, and you REALLY want to go to his blog to read all about his adventure.

I, on the other hand, got to stay at home and do laundry. By hand. In tubs. With water from jugs because the water is out. Let's just say that I can't make any guarantees about how clean our clothes are, or how well the detergent got rinsed out.

Then after the laundry hung on the line all day, I got to bring it in and iron it. All of it. Even our underwear and socks. Why? Because there's a fly here that lays eggs on damp laundry, and if you don't iron your clothes, the larvae will hatch and burrow into your skin and grow until they get big enough to come out. Do a Google image search for putzi fly if you're really brave.

Anyway. That's not nearly as interesting as Josh's story today. Go read it.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I love your posts. Welcome to sub-Saharan Africa. It looks and sounds just like where I grew up in Benin, just on the other side of the continent. This makes me homesick, complete with egg-laying flies on sun-dried laundry and squashed taxi rides. :) Praying for you all! Hope you have a great time!! (This is like the 6th time trying to figure out how to comment on your posts... I'm so not techie.)