In my last post, “Drilling in Chiluba (Part 1)”, I mentioned that my next post would demonstrate the pumps we built, however I still don’t have many photos, so I can just show a couple shots from when we were testing the pumps. I haven’t been able to retrieve photos from my “mostly dead” phone … More Drilling in Chiduba (part 2)
It’s been tough to get a strong enough cell signal to update recently, so here is a continuation from the last post about Uganda (Down Goes the Pipe). After leaving the Rosser family with my new awesome rock breaking tool that they welded from the leafspring, I spent 11 hours on buses and got to … More Bulldozer
…if you can manage to sleep in the bed of a pick-up truck driving down a [mostly] dried up riverbed. I had a really long traveling day yesterday as I made my way from Haiti to Helene & Peter’s apartment in Princeton Meadows. I happily ate some of the brownies Helene baked me for my … More Sleeping takes talent…
My original flight would have brought me home very late tonight, but I was able to hop on an earlier flight once I got back to Kampala. P.S. My first breakfast in the States: brownies in chocolate ice cream! Such a healthy start! Arua to Kampala was an 8 hour bus ride. I was excited … More Home!
So, Uganda is one of the countries where everyone drives on the left side of the road. Besides almost getting hit by just about every moving vehicle during my time here, I also found that walking on the left side is odd for me to process. Not in a general sense – people weave all … More I have to learn how to walk on the left side of the road!
So, why did we generally walk or take a boda (motorbike) the two-ish miles between our host house and the orphanage in Iganga?…because otherwise we’d spend 30 minutes trying to get the truck through the narrow gate (Isaac hardly ever made it through the gate on the first try so we’d have to push the … More I saw a wild animal…other than vultures, rats, giant worms, lizards and spiders (finally!)
Message from Caitlin: “The borehole for the new well at the orphanage reached a dept of 65 ft then collapsed. It took the strength of 7 men but thankfully we were able to pull the drill and 60 feet of extenders out of the collapsed borehole. We decided to refocus our efforts to the old … More Collapsed Borehole and a Sick Day
Message from Cait: “We’ll finish the latrines by the end of today (thankfully!) & spend tomorrow getting to our next project village. I attempted to plow earlier but the oxen won!” Update: “The sun has set and we’re still working at the latrine site. We are sharing one small flashlight between the 5 men finishing … More Latrines and plowing
Hey! It’s Melissa again. Got a bunch of updates from Cait and of course, there is never a dull moment with her! So, how many cows IS Cait worth? While that is the title of this blog, the question has never been answered. After a quick phone call I had with Cait this morning, I … More Caitlin is being traded for cows….again
Message from Cait: “All is well! Made it to Bukedea. Thatched huts and very remote just like i like! We walk everywhere and the huts are spaced quite well. I love it. The hut i live in is 5 star. I even have a door! No snakes yet. I was pulled aside as the team … More First message from Cait