Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.Ecclesiates 4:9-10
The above picture is Raelee and her best friend Zula. He is four and the sweetest boy! I would take him in if his mama got tired of him! He is the little brother of our day guard Sharifu and he is around quite often, especially if there is food around. He is very quiet and speaks little English but I always know that Raelee is into something she shouldn’t be when he starts calling “Mama Raelee, Mama Raelee”! He doesn’t seem to mind being bossed around – most days anyway and they play very well together.
Below is Raelee taking the stray baby back home next door. The mama often comes for water at the well and leaves him over here where he stands and screams. So, we take him back home, sometimes having to walk practically in her house to get her to take him back. She is young, I know that doesn’t excuse it,and I really don’t know how many she has to take care of but I do know this kid screams night and day.
The other two pictures are the progress I have made on her bedroom wall. I now have requests for painting other peoples houses! (Houses they haven’t built yet!) And don’t worry Mike or Donny – there was no sharpies used and it is all watercolors that wash off pretty easily or painted over. No red used at all! I thought maybe that would get me out of the polka dotted wall but apparently not. She came to see it and said it was awesome and in the next breath “But where’s my polka dots!” We’ll see.
Christian is working today on the bathroom and kitchen and I hope all the concrete work will be done in the next couple days. I can’t do much of anything when they are tracking concrete through the house. I am just thankful that this time they aren’t actually mixing the concrete in the middle of the floor. We thought this past weekend we would move in but there were delays that couldn’t be helped so hopefully this weekend! Seems like we have been working on it forever but it will all be worth it when we get in it.