Blog: Correction: not the last hot shower

There were many benefits of going to French school: learn more French, hang out along the Mediterranean, eat ice cream everyday, and of course miss out on the April Chadian heat. April is historically the hottest month of the year. May follows but there usually is relief in the form of weekly downpours.

This year, however, has been quite dry (global warming, anyone?) and hotter into the month of May. We’ve had days of 122F or 50C and now have had a whopping 3 rains! None of those were anywhere close to a real storm. They spit a little and teased us all.

These are the times that I would love a cold shower. I thought that I wouldn’t have hot showers but I didn’t have plumbing in my house last hot season. We are “lucky” to be at the end of the water system that is shallowly placed underground, therefore, all day the earth acts as a natural water heater! I couldn’t believe it! It was honestly a hot shower! I really should be careful what I wish for now!

*I wish for a Toyota Hilux*

It is cooling down with the few rains we’ve had but not by much. Charis’s contract has finished and she is onto the next chapter of her life, searching for work and a husband or just a husband that works! It was sad to see her leave but such is life. Here it is always a transition of new friendships and people moving on.

Speaking of new people, if anyone knows a good electrician and/or plumber wanting to take a couple months to volunteer, there is a ticket with their name on it!

The work must go on! Thanks for your continued thoughts and emails and packages and donations to continue what we are doing!

Zachary Gately
zchgtly@gmail.com
zgately.com
+235 91122492

L’Hopital Adventiste de Béré
ATTN: Zachary Gately
52 Boîte Postal
Kelo, Tchad
Africa

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