Monday, May 21, 2007
Mud and Monkeys
We got stuck in the mud today. Sunk the back right wheel almost to the axle and had to use the winch to pull ourselves out. Ha ha! What a silly way to start the day. It looks so normal to me to see Byron working on getting out of a mud hole.
Trevor was totally chuffed about it. In the deepest part of his brain lie layers and layers of memories of mud holes we have been stuck in through the years. As we climbed back into the car he said "Well, it's been a great morning so far!"
If the winching from the mud made him happy, the monkeys in the trees above us made me smile. Too many times in Europe I would see a little movement in a tree and expect a monkey to be the movement-maker. So I was glad to see the little Vervet looking down at me.
Since we got here on Tuesday evening last we've looked at 19 houses, opened a bank account, filled out the paper work for driver's licenses, explored the tiny grocery store a few times, sent off official documents to Dar es Salaam so that our shipments can clear when they get into port, met about a-bazillion people, had two over-night guests and successfully imported one cheeky Jack Russell terrier into the country.
I think that's pretty good for the first week :-)