Another great work week interspersed with our first couple of Swahili lessons and more running in the coffee fields! I feel like we will get to be pretty good with Swahili in not too long! Maybe by the end of the year I’ll do a blog in Swahili?? Haha... only being hopeful!
I’ve been hearing some interesting and new excuses from students concerning why they haven’t been able to practice: no electricity. Seeing as how it’s quite difficult to get a piano here, most parents buy their kids electric keyboards. Yuk, not ideal, but I can understand their reasons. BUT, it’s quite usual for houses here to have only a few hours of electricity each day, so when the power’s out- no practicing can be done. One student came in and told me she didn’t practice on her piano, but she did practice on hermoms Ipad….!!! Oh, technology will save us or kills us, I swear.
The only thing that’s really kind of bugged me about Tanzania so far is the amount of dust that’s here during the dry season! I keep sneezing, and when we go running, the dust seeps entirely through my socks and shoes!! My feet after a run-- is this totally gross?! haha! its only dust I swear!
Life could be worse, I’ll tell you that much! It’s a beautiful Saturday here and Alison and I are going to a friend’s house for dinner (a woman from Tennessee, no less!), then out for fondue with some friends!
Here, I'll leave you with a prettier picture than my feet: Mt. Meru on our drive home!