This was a week of firsts for me. I hired my first house helper. I actually hired two because I couldn't decide. I had 4 people here begging to be hired for help(somehow the word got out that there was some new rich white family in town that would need help). It was so hard to choose, I felt bad for all of them. I have a young girl, whose father is not in the picture and her mother is home and doesn't work and they have absolutely no income. So I hired her two days a week to do some light cleaning and do my shopping with me. She can help carry and she knows how to pick out good fruits and vegetables. Her name is Regina. You can tell she is starved for attention. She comes almost everyday just to see if I need anything and when she is here to clean she stays all day and just hangs out here. It's hard to know what to do about setting up some boundaries, but yet I want to be here if she needs me.
The other lady I hired is older and is a great worker. I hired her 3 days a week. She works hard and has been so helpful for me. I have started homeschooling with Traeger in the mornings and so while I do school, she does my dishes, laundry, floors, bathrooms, and just about anything else I need.
Another first for me this week was going to the market and buying meat for the first time. I bought a big hunk of goat leg. I had another missionary come with me and help me figure out how to do it. So we find a good sized goat hind end laying on the table and smell it. If it smells good(well not good, but doesn't smell spoiled) we buy it. I cooked it for dinner that night and it was alright...I could only picture the hind end on the table the whole time I was eating...I think it's going to take some getting used to.
I also made my own homemade granola and yogurt for the first time. It was actually pretty good. We have heard that it makes a great breakfast here, so it will probably be a regular part of our diet from now on.
I included a few pictures. The little boy in the pictures is the son of the lady who cleans the guest house. His name is Sufucu. He came over to play with kids while his mom worked one day.