Independence Day for Sierra Leone. They became independent from the British colony
on April 27, 1961.
I had a quiet day doing the things I enjoy doing by myself. Don had a "murphy's law
day" and is quite agitated. Living in this compound is so draining. Everyone relies on
Don to solve all the problems. He has been very frustrated with Africell, our one and
only security guard that is left because he is always drunk and is not mechanically
inclined and he is in charge of the generator. He messes the thing up all the time and
Don is constantly fixing it. Tonight Africell came after dark to start the generator and he
was drunk and couldn't get it started. He asked Don to get his truck and jump start the
battery on the generator which happens multiple times every week. Africell has been
given money on several occasions by Sahr Doe to buy a new battery and we keep
having this problem. Don says the batteries Africell is buying are old used ones and/or
batteries that are cheap and don't work well. Tonight Don was out-of-sorts from all
the other things he had to fix today that this just pushed him over the limit and he
yelled at Africell. Africell was so hurt and Don, as Leo would say: "popped his cork".
Brother Doe fired Africell.
The back of my knee is tender. The front of the knee just below the knee cap is tender
when I walk down hill.