Of course, since I still didn’t exactly want to return to life in Pan Town, I tried to prepare myself for the worst. I told myself, it’s going to be really, really hot. And probably there won’t be any water. And probably my room will be dusty. I figured that was enough. And to no surprise, my expectations were met. Right now, there is sweat dripping down my back. And I just took a cold shower about ½ hour ago. Seems I might need another one before bed. There was no water when I got here, and I was told that drinking water was also scarce. And my room was filled with dust, spider webs and spiders, and termite dust all over- in spite of the “Terminator” liquid I had applied before I left! On top of that, I woke up this morning with at least 16 mosquito bites on one foot.
To my surprise, I wasn’t much bothered by all of it. In many ways, it was like I was on auto-pilot, just going through things. But I think at that point in time, it was a good thing to just go through it, and not think about it too much!
Helen, and I cleaned the room and the water eventually came later that evening. It’s still really hot, of course. But I’m dealing with it. Of course, the best thing I had to look forward to when I got back was blowing up my air mattress, and putting on the fitted sheet my aunt brought me from home! And I have to say that fitted sheet has been a source of joy the past two days!!