Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Anniversary in Kaabong


Who says you can’t have a candlelit steak dinner in the middle of a remote part of Uganda? This is how we celebrated our third anniversary on July 30th. The day brought many surprises as it rained so long that it flooded parts of our yard and driveway again. It was like watching a circus act when the goats and cattle tried to cross the rushing water. Our driveway doubles as the cattle path back to their coral. We also had a girl come to us who had been bitten by a snake three days earlier. She wasn’t dead, so I guessed that the snake wasn’t too poisonous. She did have an infected chest wound though from the bite. I asked her why she hadn’t been to the hospital to have the bite looked at and she responded that her family didn’t think the wound was serious enough yet. She also didn’t want to walk the three kilometers to the hospital. This is a typical response of those who live near us.

2 comments:

nshrock said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary. You can never go wrong with steak.

Andy Sweet said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! I'm enjoying reasing your blog. Seems like a challenging place to live, though I hope that you are finding something to confirm that you're in the right place each day. Was great to catch-up with you both at Turtle Bay and I hope that you found it a refreshing time.