We had power this morning!! Steve decided to stay at home and check the donated computers whilst Linda, Kebba and I planned to go to Nemasu, and then buy some tiles. We set off and stopped on the main road to get some air in a tyre, when the phone rang and we were told that the truck was on it’s way and would be at our storeroom in about 15 minutes. Change of plan! I dropped Linda at the turntable to take a taxi to Nemasu, Kebba gave the directions to the driver, and then Kebba and I returned home to recruit some local helpers. We arrived at the storeroom and began to take out the large items for the truck. Half an hour passed and no truck had arrived, I was beginning to think we would have to put everything back again! At last the truck arrived and the boys managed to load everything required on to it. It left us and was making the journey on the south bank as the ferries between Barra and Banjul are still erratic and slow. Kebba and I then locked the store and set off to buy the tiles for Nemasu. We eventually reached the school, complete with tiles just before closing time. Linda and her taxi had got lost on the way, a local boy had joined them and they had gone to two other schools before eventually arriving at Nemasu. So much building is going on around here that the roads look different every month! Having found the right school, Linda then spent the morning sitting in each class in turn and observing the teachers, before doing some teaching of her own with them. We left at school closing time and headed home, Kebba followed an hour later and Steve, Linda and I went for a late lunch at Neils’ bar. Still no Wifi.
As we are travelling to the provinces again this weekend, we decided to spend an hour or so in the store getting some supplies ready for our 3 rural schools now we have some space to move in there!
Just before 7 Mr Jallow arrived at the store on the way to our house, so we closed up and made our way home. Our original plan for this week was to visit Mr Jallow at his school tomorrow, but he has a promotion interview in the morning and so he visited us at home. We spent half an hour chatting and then he left before dark, we wished him good luck for tomorrow. The power was still on! And so after he left we decided to watch a film for the rest of the evening. The truck had taken the long road via Soma and then doubled back on the north bank, we had a call to say he had delivered the goods at 10pm.