Here in Uganda lumber is called boards or wood. We needed boards for our bar and table. I wanted very thick boards for both so we went to the board place. It is very unorganized and everyone is so eager to sell you boards that if I even pointed at one they loaded it onto their wheelbarrow and headed for the truck. Getting them to understand we needed four boards that were the same size was impossible. When we said four boards they pulled out all these boards that were all different sizes. It took us about three hours to get what we wanted (or I should say close to what we wanted). So long in the heat that I called Richard and he delivered lunch to us! We definitely have to take the outlook here that everything is an adventure, many things won’t be pleasant, we WILL be taken advantage of because of the color of our skin, and we have to be okay if things don’t turn out how we envisioned them! I’m just going to say Lowes it ain’t!
I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries. View all posts by rhondajwelch