It's funny. Two months ago, before we started working on the house, our landlord and contractor both said that the house would be ready to move into in 10 days. Now, we knew that that would never happen, but we did think it would be ready for us to move into before we left for Dar to have Baylor. And now, two months later, the house continues to be needing lots of work. But that's ok with us. We weren't real thrilled with the idea of moving in and then immediately leaving anyway. And now we don't have to worry about that. We are worrying a little about whether or not things will actually get done while we're gone. Fortunately, we have Carson and Calvin around to keep an eye on things. Right now, they're painting the bars of the windows. When they're done with that, they'll paint the rest of the house, finish the electricity, install the windows and hopefully, that'll be it! With the inside anyway. They'll paint the outside of the house and build the water tower (to hold our water tank) after we get back. But the house is actually starting to really look like a place people will live. This is our kitchen.
You've probably noticed that it's all concrete. The whole house is all concrete, like most houses here. It's the cheapest and sturdiest way to build. The sink's already been put in down there at the end, and the oven will go underneath the window on the left. The fridge will actually go in a storeroom off to the right. And the room is not actually slanted--I'm just a bad photographer. I'll eventually post a picture of the completed kitchen for you to compare, but it'll probably be a while because we're leaving Geita tomorrow to start making our way towards Dar. Just 3 1/2 weeks left (hopefully...)!