Saturday, January 21, 2012
Saturday Evening Post
Had a lovely night with the Schroth family at our home in Ndu. It's been a long week but a good one in many ways. Ellie was recruiting painters for the child care center so I went and painted benches. Drew poured some steps today - I'm hoping to post his progress with pictures one of these days. One thing I have noticed is how little garbage our family generates here in Cameroon. At home it would not be uncommon for us to have at least one large kitchen garbage bag a day plus a bin of recycled items. Since we have been in this house, we have had one small target size bag for 3 - 4 days. We have eaten plenty of food but very little is packaged. We also keep a slop bucket for Martha's pig. Our refrigerator is quite small so we try not to have too many leftovers. Drew has brought leftovers to the men he works with just so we don't have to deal with them. This works well especially when it's a meal we maybe didn't care for too much because it was too authentic Cameroonian, which means the other workers love it. Today I met our new cook Irene - she is lovely and very cheerful. The house we are living in used to be her uncle's house so she is familiar with the kitchen. Clovis was here today putting in shelves for me outside our bathroom, he'll be back on Monday to put up shelves in the kitchen. He is a student here at CBTS and can use the extra income. It's starting to feel like a home. Tonight we had 4 extra kids and their parents - loved having all the action in here. We thrive around people and I'm so thankful we can use this home to entertain and fellowship with others here in Ndu.