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Rain!

Our prayers were answered... !
Storm hits us... so much water, so little time to catch it all

Storm hits us... so much water, so little time to catch it all


Catching rain

Catching rain


Hail stones in Africa!

Hail stones in Africa!


Coursemate Andrew attacked by hail stones

Coursemate Andrew attacked by hail stones

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...bucket loads of rain which refilled the tank as it reached its last inch, and then today the town water (running water) came back,
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Last week our cynical- 65-year- old Guardian reading- English friend Allan was involved in a serious car accident near Arua. His policy for their car is that passengers must wear seatbelts, which is very unusual in Uganda, but it quite literally saved his, and 3 colleagues lives as the car spun 360 degrees out of control. He said after the accident he thought, wow, I've been given a new lease of life, from now on I'm going to live quite differently....
and when we spoke to him 3 days later, he said, and here I am, back in the same old routine as always, forget about that new lease of life...

In some ways it is the same about the water, all the intentions of conserving water and appreciating every drop... and yet, now we have water, it is very easy to forget to reuse it for the skanky toilets, and forget that it could go again so easily. And forget that people a few hundred metres away don't have the luxury of running water or a big rainwater tank.

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Kenneth catching water

Kenneth catching water

Anyway, before I get too glum, Amelie and her dorm- mates, Luckly and Newton, are also enjoying the return of the water...

paddling pals

paddling pals

Posted by africraigs 07:39 Archived in Uganda

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Too true!!!! At first an experiance is inspirational x we have good intensions, but it also seems we can then quite easily forget and revert back into the "same old"!!!! way of thinking!!! If everyone made even a little change from their inspiring encounters the world would be a better place!!!!!! It's given me food for thought today x I hope to make a concious effort to implement things. love the blog x the pics mel xxx love to the criags x their fellow friends xx

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