Monday, September 23, 2013

how to wash dishes (in Chad)

Evangeline and I are the dishwashers. It might sound like an easy job, but before you come to conclusions, let me tell you how we wash dishes in Chad. 

Step #1 - fill the two plastic basins with water. If the inside water barrel is empty, haul in water from the big outside barrel. 

Step #2 - boil half of the water for the soapy basin and add one package of powdered soap. 

Step #3 - organize the dishes: cups first, then utensils, then plates and finally the dirtiest things (like pots) last. 

Step #4 - clean the dishes! 

Step #5 - dump out dirty dishwater by the trees in the front yard. 

Step #6 - dry dishes and put them away. 

It sounds like a lot of work, but together Evangeline and I (with some music) make it fun. Still, I promise I will never complain about loading the dishwasher again. 

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