Life isn’t always smooth sailing, no matter where you live!
Just want to share a couple of the little bumps that are on the surface at the moment.
- Printing some new teaching reading manuals. I have tried to print about 400 manuals from Kampala (better quality there… one would think). The sample looked great! But when the books arrived, the cover was smaller than the pages, significantly smaller! How does that even happen? And then on closer inspection, some of the pages were upside down or not printed at all. Hmmmm. Sent them back down to Kampala. Got another sample sent up. For some reason this sample manual had the pages chopped off at the side, quite a considerable ‘chop’, so a lot of the text was missing. Hmmmm. Now trying a third attempt…
- There is a girl who helps us a little with washing the clothes and mopping – I know, awesome hey! One of the perks of living in Uganda. We did have a blip in our relationship when she ate some of our treasured chocolate from the UK. Thought we had moved on from this though, after a big discussion about stealing and trust. Today, after she finished cleaning and just before leaving, she tells me that she is heading off to catering school. Well that’s exciting! Although would have appreciated the heads-up a little bit earlier. A little later, when about to put my sunscreen on, I discovered that the one-litre pump bottle was gone; along with my face sunscreen. Replaceable, but not in Uganda. And sometimes it’s not the actual item that really annoys you, but the principle and how someone you had trusted has let you down.