Saturday, July 14, 2007
Big Yellow (ok, Mustard) House
Here's the house we are renting in Arusha. A photo at last, for those who have been asking me for one.
The house begins to feel like a home as we settle inside her walls. The boxes and boxes of Byron's tools lining the hall and spilling over into Heather's bedroom aren't very cozy to be around, but never mind. Once the tool room out back gets security bars across the windows we'll be able to move them out there.
What IS cozy is the fact that our home is already full of people. We have six extra people living with us for July as our summer team is staying here. Lots of hubbub... lots of laundry.... huge vats of oatmeal porridge. And, for your entertainment, crazy music and dancing every evening as the dishes get cleared, rinsed and table gets wiped.
As the meal winds down someone will say, "I feel a dance party coming on," and it is remarkable how much more enjoyable chores are when you're sort of dancing along to them.
So that's the scoop... A mustard house that passes muster :-)