Saturday, September 20, 2008


There’s a joke that some people see the glass as half full, some half empty, and a PCV sees a glass of water and says, “I could take a bath in that.”

I’m at the Chipata house, where something is wrong with the hot water heater. When the stars align and the power and water are on at the same time, I heat water and take a bucket bath. I feel relatively clean. My white t-shirt, on the other hand, looks like I’ve been dusting the floor with it. White is a bad color for clothes in Zambia. It's sometimes dicey for skin, too, honestly.

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