Just an insight into day to day life.
We had big power cuts last week. Turns out TANESCO (the company that supplies power in Tanzania) owes a lot of money, and as a result some generators have been turned off.
The good news is I found some lanterns in town that run on solar power.
The shop is in Singh St, near to the corner of Sokoine Rd & opposite the CRDB bank, in case you are looking for something like this.
I have cable-tied the solar panels to our kitchen windows.
Andrew burning our rubbish (sorry environment). It is a toss up whether to take it into town and have it
The red bucket is our 'bath' and 'washing machine' this week. But we are very thankful for large blue container of water we have been able to get from the large rainwater tanks at the school house - most people in the area don't have that luxury.
When we moved here a fellow Australian said to us: the thing about living in Tanzania is that a lot of your time is spent in the process of living. So true.
Andrew reminded me that, when Stephanie asked us if we would be interested in coming, her description of living here was: think of it as camping out, albeit in a house.
Sorry if I haven't been the best at keeping in touch recently. At the end of a day all I want to do is sit.
One of the best things about this week is that the Internet is working really well!
(It runs on solar power too.)