all that said, our home feels more functional, efficient, and a bit tidier these days (ok, i did make sure it was extra tidy before taking these pictures, so don't be too disillusioned). this puts me in the mood to have company! i do wish you, our family and friends, could come by for a visit. it's a lovely, sunny day and just time for afternoon tea (British roots go deep here). school work is finished for the day, Rey has had her nap, so everyone is in a good mood. :) so, just humor me and let me pretend for awhile...
so, this is our "flat" as they call it here (another British habit). there are several of them in a row; this is where all the Ugandan teachers who teach here at Suubi live.
climb up the stairs, and then i'll spin you around and show you our lovely view -
this is Masaka Rd, the road we take when we go into Kampala.
here's the view when you come to our door. it is basically a kitchen/ living area with two bedrooms and a bathroom. the floors and walls are concrete, and the ceilings are high, which makes everything seem more spacious.
to the left, our kitchen and table (where all the school work is done)
i have a propane gas cooker, small fridge, and microwave
and the glorious washing machine!
to the right is the living room area. the wicker furniture was here already, but we bought the futon (for when company actually does come visit!). it was made at the fabrication shop right here at Suubi.
some of the books that "made the cut" and got packed in the suitcase
the bathroom isn't really much to show off, but it is functional
there isn't a tub, just a shower head. so Rey takes her bath in a wash basin - def one of her favorite times of day!
here's the view looking back to the front door. the TV was here when we arrived as well.
now, i do have to show you this spot by the front door, because i'm quite proud of myself for packing these things - a cork board, a key rack, and an indoor/outdoor thermometer. it's 75 in and 77 out today. no time and temp # to call here, so i get a lot of amusement with my thermometer!
ok, here's the kids' bedroom on the right side of the apt. we have three beds in a row with one giant mosquito net over them all. eventually, we hope to get bunk beds for the boys, to give them a little more floor space for playing.
and our bedroom
there's no vanity or drawers anywhere, so i made my window sill my vanity. i have great lighting so i can see my skin blemishes very clearly!
speaking of windows, i do think they are the best feature of our little home
|oh, and i have to show you our pet chameleon, Buddy. Buddy lives outside on the balcony, but we bring him in anytime it gets stormy.|
so, there you go! that's a lot of pictures, but it was fun for me. but, now, Rey's nap has wore off and the boys are hungry, so i guess visiting time is over for me. have a lovely day on your side of the world! :)