Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free potatoes

The other day we went on a walk into the village that is about 45 minutes away from us.  We normally ride our bikes there now, but the wind was so strong!  Actually, we were worried that our fence was going to blow down.  So, we walked.  This village is where we buy minutes for our phone, get eggs, and buy vegetables.  We are starting to integrate into the village and get known there.  The guy who we buy eggs from is just so kind to us.  This time when we visited him, he gave us twenty pounds of potatoes for free!  We’ve noticed as we began to visit him weekly whether it’s to get eggs, buy a soda, or buy chipsi mayai from him, he will use a random word of English here and there – his way of trying to connect with us, as well.  In fact, we teach his daughter at our school, too.  Anyway, it was just so kind, we didn’t even know what to say to him.  It’s so heartwarming to live in a place where people are far worse off than us and they are so generous, still.  Jon carried the 20 lb sack of potatoes back to our house.  So, we’ll definitely be eating potatoes from quite some time!