Dear family and friends,
Did you know that yesterday was Harry Potter's birthday? These are important things to remembers; therefore, me and my companion had a celebratory dinner of Shepard's Pie (improvised because some of the ingredients are baihgyi here) and it was delicious. I have always wondered wha Shepard's Pie tasted like, and now I know and my life is more complete because of it. Life is wonderful.
So yesterday, we basically hiked a mountain to see a member in what felt like 1,000 degrees, just to find out they weren't home, so we took refuge in the shade of utility vehecle. Me and my comp were just taking silly pictures when the kids from the neighbor's jouse came out to play. Hahah, you should have seen their face when they saw two 'gadaa hyns' (foreigners) sitting outside their fence where they were going to play. Normally you do not get foreigners out in the ger districts, so it always takes them by surprise when they see us. The oldest one, when she saw us, was like 'yawna' (the 'oh man' phrase) and the mom came out to see who was outside of their house. We had to do some quick explaining, but the kids were a good sport and posed for the picture.
Here are some pictures of what I will see during my normal day. The last is a Water Station. The gers do not have plumbing, so they will need to walk over to a well (water station) and get water several times per week to drink. So, everywhere you go, you get boiling hot water to drink (an extra assurance that it has been cleaned) and you do not waste water, it is precious out here, so you drink every last drop. I will never leave anyone's house with anything in my cup.
This is part of my new area. Lol, look at the walls of the ger, it is rolled up because it is so hot.
Yoga on the rocks (ahahahahah, get it?) and pics from this week .I bought all of these clear sheets to organize my papers and they fell out of my arms into the middle of a backstreet. My companion had to help me clean it all up!