I have been in Niger almost a week and not doing anything picturesque…repairing plumbing and electricity so the house will function when the volunteers arrive. The toilets were repaired and function pretty well, but now the pipes that feed them leak. Everytime I come the electric fixtures need replacing or wiring done. The plumbing and electric repairs usually last a few days–long enough for the volunteers’ visit. The children in the neighborhood decided the septic tank was a cool place to play so we had to replace the cover.
The good news is that none of this costs very much to do. It just has to be done ALL THE TIME! We will be sending our big load of supplies out to Tamesna including all our drinking water.
But the BEST is that I am eating arugula from my garden every day!