Published: July 27th 2012July 26th 2012
In the last eight days, I have learned many new uses for the humble bucket. "Bucket List" has taken on a new meaning for me. In our house here at Kimwenza, we are blessed to have running water -- cold, but not hot. Down the hall from my room, there is a hot water heater with a faucet. So every night and every morning, I take my bucket there to fill it with hot water. We have showers (with cold water), but not bathtubs. So the bucket filled with a mixture of hot and cold water provides a daily bath/shower. I'm getting good at dousing myself from my bucket! It's also great for washing clothing and carrying it out to the clothesline. And for soaking tired feet -- it can't be beat. Of course, the bucket is indispensable for mopping floors, for collecting vegetable peelings, for cleaning fish, for drawing water from the underground well, etc. I wonder how long my "bucket list" will be when it's time to leave next Wednesday!
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