Some Different Challenges
How's the weather in Canada this morning? Snowing a bit, a lot? Wondering if your street has been plowed? Worried about getting stuck in your driveway? Well, I worry too, but now it's about the rainfall. Before I came to Zambia I was concerned about transportation. How would I get to Mbayi? Initially relieved to find a vehicle I could hire on a daily basis, it wasn't long until I learned that since it wasn't four-wheel drive, I'd likely be in trouble come the rainy season.
Once you've overcome what the weather has done to road conditions, then what?
As you rush out the door, I doubt your last instructions to the kids are " be sure to hunt some birds and rats for dinner ". Or - on the way to work, I bet you're not stewing about whether or not monkeys have raided your field of maize. And after a long, hard day, when you crawl into bed, I'm sure you're not losing sleep thinking about the possibility of a snake (yes - some of them are poisonous!) finding its way into your room.
We all experience stress of one kind or another. Just thought I'd pass on a few that I was unfamiliar with prior to working in Mbayi.