When we woke up this morning it was raining. Later in the day it was still raining. In the afternoon, it poured rain. Sandy and I entertained ourselves with a photo contest, taking pictures out of our windows. The top two are posted here, feel free to vote for the winner. We realize the bar is pretty low here.
Cathy came and started to work on the apartment. She is lovely -very small, and full of joy and personality. It was a little disconcerting to sit back and play cards with Sandy while she worked so hard. We tried to offer her lunch or at least tea, which she accepted.
Around four, the rain finally stopped. A different Malawian guy came by and picked us up to take us to the airport to see if our bags had arrived as was promised. It was a beautiful drive and really my first view of Blantyre aside from the strip mall. The city is surrounded by mountains. The big rain clouds were clearing out and the scenery was a vibrant green.
The Blantyre airport is even smaller than the one in Lilongwe. We had a coke at the bar and watched the tiny prop plane land. We guessed then that the bags weren’t on it – it probably couldn’t have taken off if they had been. Still we waited hopefully by the baggage carousel and watched jealously as others were happily reunited with their bags. Our kind driver helped us negotiate the system, making friends with the baggage people who promised our bags would be there the next day.