One life lesson I have learned from 2 days ago: Having past about 4 bikes and a handful of motorcycles that have blinding headlights that alert us to their presence and direction, I began to feel confident with my ability to gauge my distance, and therefore my safety, from the moving vehicles. So it was a nasty surprise when David, in between me and the road, and I felt that uncomfortable swoosh of air, the indication that we had been just missed being blunt-forced-trauma-ed KIA by a pick up truck with one light working on the far side so we thought it was a motorcycle. Life felt so real as we laughed hard immediately afterwards.

I really like this peanut paste they make here, Eboo. Anyone who enjoys peanut things will probably like it too. Another worthy mention are the beans. Word. Ordering food here takes a bit more forethought than I’m accustomed to, because everything takes 40 mins to prepare if they say 10 mins, and 3 hours if the power goes out.

Going to teach the second class tomorrow, going over global climate change and catchment area and other things. The students are so bright, but the communication barrier is daunting. Bethany and I are adapting though. I like it that the class laughs a lot, in unison, but they are no disruptive.

We have come to the consensus that in the future we will wake up earlier, something like at 6, so we can begin construction of the rainwater harvesting system at 7. At 11, we will begin to make our way back to the hotel, in order to beat the heat. After a siesta, we will reemerge to hopefully a cooler climate to recommence building. The past few days have been like clockwork in the weather department. Cool agreeable mornings, a steady rise in temperature until it crescendos at around 13:30, then a slow descent back down to a cool night time. Thunder storms lull you to sleep. Pretty awesome that I have no homework.

I miss my bike.

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