We had another big rain last night, and this morning we woke up to find termites everywhere inside and outside the house.
Termites live in the ground until it rains hard. When they hear the rain pounding on the ground, thousands of them come out. Then they are attracted to light, so they try to get in at our windows. As they fly around, their wings fall off.
There are thousands upon thousands of termite wings on our sidewalk outside.
I walked around the corner, and saw that the ants were having a feeding frenzy.
The birds are enjoying our yard right now too.
I am told that Pastor Oloo fried up a bunch of termites for a going away party for the Mickeys between services Sunday. How sweet! I guess Stephen Mickey had pockets full of them eating them like snacks. Shudder! I wonder if Pastor Oloo is going to do that for us in a couple of years (or perhaps sooner). I've heard that they taste sort of like popcorn. Looking at these bugs today, I seriously wonder if I'd be able to put one in my mouth. It is rude to not eat what is given you in Africa though! Want to come for a visit during termite season???
By the way, Pastor Oloo and his wife just had twins yesterday! I am dying to get pictures. No one knew she was carrying twins! We got a text from Pastor Oloo that said, "Bwana Asifiwe! Tumepata mapacha." (Praise the Lord! We have gotten . . . " Mapacha is a word that we don't hear often, so I puzzled for a moment over what the message meant. I thought, "Is that another word for "msichana" (girl) that I don't know yet?" Then suddenly I remembered learning that word in language school--twins! With two little daughters already, they've been wanting a son. I hope he got his son or maybe sons, but I know that they will be just as happy with two more little girls.