Day 9 of the school strike, which is lucky as we woke this morning in the town of Saikeri and would have been very late if school was in fact on! We decided not to stick around in Saikeri for too long, so after some breakfast and the morning chai tea we once again hit the dusty road for home.
The end of our time is coming so close now, and became apparent to us when we started talking about our next steps in our journey on the walk home. We both agreed that we could stay longer, but due to the school strike both feel slightly relieved to leave on Sunday as our jobs and aims at school are nearly complete. That said we returned home before lunch dripping in sweat from the hot Kenyan sun, but held off from having a shower until we had finished our jobs at school. This included making more desks, office work and a good general tidy up.
Before heading home we ducked off to our rock to relax, before returning home to our home, with our family of overactive kids! Finally it was time for a shower! But there was one problem…we had no water left in the tank. We were forced to use the rain water we had collected from the dirty tanks in the field, and upon putting this water in our clear water container found it already green and full of dirt! Its not a nice feeling but with no other choice we washed ourselves in the hopes of becoming slightly clean. Our thoughts wander, and we wonder what water Nini is using to cook our meals with, and after finding out its the same water, decide not to think about it again this evening!
That night we have a visitor in Wife Number 2′s house, so once again are forced to have 2 dinners! Two servings of Cha Pati is hard to get down! Even though its our favourite African meal, you do begin to get slightly sick of it with two helpings a night!