Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I'd long for the day when I could spend Sat. afternoon in Home Depot or Canadian Tire wandering through the plumbing section. Our experience of home renovations in Uganda has taught me that once again you never really appreciate what you have until you lose it. We've 'shifted' once again to a different house; this time to one of the duplexes that was built by the ministry in the earlier days. I love the word 'shifted' - so much less jarring than moved. You know we just sort of changed position, turned over or something. Perhaps it's the Ugandan way of mentally cushioning the inevitable upheaval that comes from reorganising ones belongings. As we settle into our ninth house since coming to Uganda we're grateful that we have a roof over our heads, new neighbours to share life with AND a toilet that flushes - (I'll spare you the ode to Canadian Tire).