Published: September 10th 2008September 10th 2008
Check out my mosquito net
Have you ever sat down on a couch and sunk into a hole and been unable to get out? That is my mattress. I even have two mattresses, unlike everyone else, because when we moved in Bojana didn’t want to sleep on the mattress instead she is sleeping on a sofa, so I claimed her mattress. Yet, despite the numerous positions I have tried sleeping in, I always end up in the mattress hole. I switched the bottom and top mattress and by the second day I found I had created a new hole in approximately the same place. So then, I rotated my mattress and somehow the hole simply expanded. I don’t know how to get out! I’ve started thinking of my bed as a cocoon-- with the mattress hole and the mosquito netting overhead.
I woke up recently and a large, spider-like cricket bug was crawling inside the mosquito net—the wrong side by where I was sleeping…I was scared because I hate killing bugs and I never know what danger these strange bugs my pose. But, I got it out of the net and killed it with a shoe. I try to rescue bugs if possible in order
No water from the spout just from the bucket
to keep my bug karma in order, but as this strange creature violated my space I was obliged to kill it. UGH!
Life in Jijiga can’t get more exciting….three more months to go!
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