Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lovin' Laundry Day!

It hasn't been raining nor has our water been turned on. However, after four days without water, a large truck came and filled our reserve tank, which should last for a couple weeks. Although we're still rationing, we have water to shower, clean dishes, and wash clothes. So I've spent the last two days washing clothes, and I am happy to do laundry! There weren't even enough clothes lines in and outside the house to hang all my laundry. It's a good problem.

We are currently experiencing the "short rains", which are supposed to last about five weeks. The temperature has dropped (I wore a long sleeved sweater to work this week!), but the rain has only come twice. If it doesn't rain a good amount this season, then we're in for a tough "winter" of rationing water until March when the long rains come. Thank you for your prayers. Rain seems like a silly thing to pray for, especially for my Oregonian friends, but it's a big deal here. No rain means a lot of trouble for most of Kenya (and no laundry for me). Please continue to keep us in your thoughts.


  1. Wow! What an adventure you are having. Finally noticed your blog address and enjoyed catching up with your happenings. Now that I figured out this blog thing I will post more often. Miss you but am thrilled for you at the same time.

    Love and God Bless,


  2. Kentucky is in a drought and so everyone is praying for rain here, too. It's a very weird thing. I've been told we won't have a pretty Fall if it doesn't rain. The leaves will just up and wither and fall of the trees. I'll be so sad if I don't get the pretty Fall I wanted. It's a weird thing to pray for rain, but we definitely need it here!