Yesterday was the first day of "real" work. Jade and I were given the tasks that we will be doing for the next five months and I am super excited. I will have more operational tasks and work a lot with training, marketing and guests and Jade will work a lot in the office. She is working with the computer guy to try and install a reservation system. How cool is that.
Today I am working late shift so I don't start until 14:00. I was planning on walking to the store this morning but OF COURSE it is raining so I am stuck inside. Happy, our housekeeper is coming soon and she will probably be super annoyed that I am home haha. I have to try and explain to her in Swahili that we bought her a new iron and an ironing board. Iron is called Pasi. I will probably end up saying pasi hapa and then point at it. New is called mpya but last time I tried to say that, she didn't understand sooo Ill just go with PASI HAPA which means iron here. Haha so rude but what can I do.
Yesterday I learned that when someone says mambo (which means hi) you have to answer poa. I always just answered mambo but apparently that makes no sense.
I tried to take some pictures of the owls yesterday but the weather was bad and they were sitting really high up on the tree so you don't really see them. Too bad, they are really pretty. I will try again when the weather is better.
Samuel finally built a laundry line for us in the garden so now Happy can hang our clothes there instead of in the staff area. After seeing our underwear hanging where all the staff was working Jade and I quickly told her to please try and hang our underwear inside the house on chairs etc haha until Samuel has made the poles in the garden. How embarrassing was that. Can you imagine me walking into the staff area, seeing all the guys building furniture and then above them my bright pink " is it hot in here or is it just me" panties. Kill me. I with someone had taken a picture of my face when I saw that haha.
What else has happened in my African life….OH! the power went off yesterday which means that the generator starts kicking in…which it did. When this happens we have to run to all the cottages and turn off the warm water switch to ease the load for the generator. We also have to turn off the oven and in worst case the drink fridges. In the worst worst worst case (GOD FORBID) we have to turn off the beer and wine fridge!! OMG!;)
So after running around after David switching all the switches off, the power came back..for like 10 seconds. Then we heard a boom and then the power went off. David and I went to the generator and the room was full of smoke. The generator had overheated because there was a hole in the box which holds water which is used to cool down the generator. WOOOPSIE. So we had to call all technicians and make them come back to fix the hole. After this, we had to run to all the guests in-house and tell them to light the candles and use the flash light if they were going outside. Luckily, the power came back after about 15 minutes so no real harm was done.
Smell you later!