A day(all too normal) in Africa. (Missionary work unfortunately does not have enough time just holding kids.. lol)
-wake up, devo, pray...
-Visit bank re:bank about the account set up 2 months ago that still can not be used-advised a non existant form from 2009 is required(the SA govt no longer has this form)-account still on hold.
-Contact auto shop re: CV joint going out on vehicle, drop vehicle and be called 4 hours later "your car is via swaziland and an import from japan(illegal in South Africa)-so no parts are available, but someone can "manufacture" one for you- will just be twice as much..(hey at least they called- THIS was a silver lining)
-receive bills from municipality for electricity- a 30% increase in one month and 9 days double billed (i am no accountant, but luckily saw their error and contacted their accounting offices- manager on leave till next week)
-contact builder (final stove being built in Elukwatini)-only to find out he did not go to work today(somehow "forgot" to tell me")as the building company neglected to deliver supplies ordered in June. (ahh.. lesson to self that i have learned so many times.. Inspect what i Expect)-noted
-receive early morning text that one Carepoint is out of wood(thank God i cut a tree down this weekend)-and can not cook today unless they get wood. Drop everything to go see them and bring a load of wood-TEACH them to call minimum of 1 week prior to wood running out...decided to visit a local mill and ask for donations of wood-if we just come collect- because i am "white" they agreed(oh Africa, you break my heart)
-swing by accountant and ask if/when company registration and updates will be finalized so we can hire staff and pay according to Government regulations.. response- "soon" (same response i received in may and june...
...now its 1pm.... the day must go on... See- aren't you glad you can relate to us in a deeper and more profound way now? LOL.. much love from Mbombela!