...when you have to check for lizards before entering your bathroom.
...when you rejoice for rain but a part of you is sad because your batteries won't charge.
...when you can only charge devices or computers a few hours a day.
...when you wait on the ice truck that may or may not come.
...when you put your mattress on the roof to sun bleach.
...when drinking a warm coke is a treat.
...when you suck the chocolate out of the wrapper.
You know you live in Guinea Bissau when you know what the 24 hour rule is.
...when a 12 passenger van fits 34 people.
...when 80 degrees is cold.
...when you think you might freeze at 70 degrees.
...when you warm your shower water.
...when you use rain water to shower.
...when you sweep your yard.
...wake up to women at your well.
You know you live in Guinea Bissau when you use a brush to scrub your feet.
...when you scrub your flip flops daily.
...when you travel three hours one way for a tank of propane because the only gas station near you blew up.
...when you feel like it's Christmas when you receive a package.
...when you call your cupboard the refrigerator.
...when you talk with other missionaries and the topic always goes to where you can find western food.
...when rain or soccer games stop life in the village.
...when your dresser is a suitcase.
...when you know why there is a teapot of water in the bathroom.
You know you live in Guinea Bissau when cashews are considered currency.
There could be so many more but that is all we have for you.
We hope you enjoyed these!!