Saturday, June 23, 2007

hillary's uganda journal - june 22

It was laundry day for me today! Why, you wonder, am I telling you about this boring job? Well, for three reasons. First, this is absolutely all I did today. Second, I've only done laundry once while I've been here, 46 days, and that time I only did some of the laundry. And third, maybe this will give you a renewed appreciation for your washer and dryer. It was a big job to say the least. My raw burning hands prove my point. It took a few hours to get all my clothes washed and hung outside. Not to mention cleaning all the dirty water off of the bathroom floor.

I had a particularly hard time with a pair of blue sweat pants. I don't even know where I wore them, but it must have been extra dirty there! The water was so gross afterwards! It was totally brown, like I had just poured a bucket of mud in there. But, my clothes are now spotless! With the exception of those stinkin' blue pants. I couldn't quite get those as clean as I would've liked. But that's ok, I'm in Africa, they'll get dirty again as soon as I wear them.

No comments:

Uganda Photos (click on photo to change)

welcome to our blog!

We're not exactly sure what we'll be writing about, but we're sure it will be interesting... TO US!

Our newest posts will always be located at the top of the "Table of Contents" to the right, but you can also find posts by topic in the section below it.

want to leave a comment for us?

Just click on the word "comments" at the bottom of the post you'd like to respond to, and follow the directions.

Your comments are always appreciated.


the latest on the sells

As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.