And there was much rejoicing.
|Kerosene lamps are very useful!|
Wi, by the way, is Oui (Kreyol and French, respectively), pronounced "we." And it means "yes," not "wii" or "wi-fi" - while we have the latter, I don't yet know the word for it. More vocabulary to learn...
Important phrases in my life now include:
Gen kouran? - Do we have power? (question asked every time we come home at night as we peer around the neighborhood on our way in)
Pa gen dlo. - We don't have water. (i.e. the water in the chateau d'eau - water tank - on top of the house has run out. One hopes that this happens at a time when more water can be pumped up. Sometimes it happens while you're trying to shower - but since we're prepared with buckets of treated water, it's not quite the comedy it has the potential to be. I wonder if I should say that out loud...)
Ann nou prie. - Let's pray. (Let us pray? At some point perhaps I should also learn "May the Force be with you.")
Thanks be to God for power, water, and prayer, not necessarily in that order.