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Two weeks later..

Just a quick update: It’s been a pretty slow week so not too much to report.  Sandy is loving work and getting more involved in projects.  I have fallen into a good routine.  The biggest surprise is that I’ve become a morning person!  It’s like someone flipped a switch, as now I wake up at 5:30 am every morning – even Saturday.   Sandy and I have tea and watch the morning news.  Cathy comes at 6:00 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  After Sandy leaves, I try and learn some Chichewa, read, watch terrible South African soap operas, etc.  My big project this week has been painting the main room.  It’s almost finished and I’ll post before and after pictures.  We had dinner last night with the head of Sandy’s office.  He has a great house and was incredibly welcoming.  He seems to know all of the Blantyre secrets – where to get meat, where to get wine, to bake your own bread… Yesterday was also our three year anniversary – so hard to believe it’s been three years!

It rains everyday – mostly big thunderstorms in the afternoons.  It rains really hard for short durations  and because the storms are isolated, you might hear thunder but have bright blue skies.  There is a constant breeze and we keep the windows open all day.  Around 5:00 in the afternoons, you can hear singing in the distance.

Sandy is mastering our quirky kitchen.  He roasted a chicken the other night which was delicious.  We have an elderly farmer who visits a few nights a week bringing produce to sell.  He was very disappointed to hear that I don’t like cauliflower.


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