The heat is still hard to endure at times, although that may have something to do with jumping from Colorado in the peak of winter to Uganda in its warmest season. Running out of water mid-shower is less than desirable, and not having electricity when you would like to use the toaster is slightly irritating. But there were many happy surprises too. Our particular apartment owes a good portion of its electricity to solar power. This means that when the electricity is out, while everyone else is having to make do with candles, we can enjoy our lights and three of our outlets, one of which connects to the fridge, keeping our food nice and cold. We are situated in the heart of Kololo (a busy district inside of Kampala) and can walk to the store or mall easily (of course when I say "mall," it's not the kind of mall America is used to). Nature here is beautiful, and I find myself trying to capture its beauty in a photograph almost every time we walk.
But the most enjoyable change is the people. A passing "hello" brings out the biggest smile and lights up their eyes. They are a kind and polite people. And I am quickly growing to love them.