This past weekend we had a crazy, somewhat stressful, time in Kampala dropping Tess off at the airport.
For starters, Eric got pulled over by a traffic cop and given a ticket for "speeding" which we didn't think was legit. (but that's a long story..) When you get a speeding ticket here, they take your licence away and you have to go to the bank to pay and then to another place to get it confirmed and then back to the police station to pick up your licence. The ticket itself is about $40, but the hassle of it all, is the real kick in the pants.
Then on Monday when we went to go shopping, the traffic was a mess and I, using our handy dandy GPS app, told Eric, "oh, here's a good road we can take..." It turned out to be an awful road through the slum. It was deeply rutted and clogged with parked vehicles. On more than one occasion, I had to get out and sweetly ask people to move. Thankfully, they were nice enough. But somewhere on that road we hit a huge pothole and threw a shock absorber off. (Can't quite figure out the problem, with the Land Rover...it's the 3rd shock we've lost in 5 months).
So then we had to go on a quest to find the Land Rover shop that originally had worked on our truck before we bought it. Finding it, was another story in and of itself, but we did finally make it there. They were so nice and fixed us up right away.
The saddest part was that I had accidentally left my SLR camera at home! :( This place was awesome and had so many cool textures and things to photograph. (On second thought, Eric's probably okay with it because otherwise he would have been single-parenting while we waited... :) But, in a pinch, as cell phone will have to do...
We didn't quite make it home before dark like we had wanted, but we praise the Lord that we still managed to get everything done and that we made it home safely.