Is it just me or has Uganda been hit by a plague of brown moths. Everyone around me is talking about how the end of the world is around the corner. My mother e-mails me a bible verse every morning. The ‘office bicycle’ tries to make time for her job between morning, lunch time and evening mass. I on the other hand went out and bought a more effective broom. In the evening my flat is swarming in moths, by the morning they look like a dusty pile of leaves on the floor. Luke and I keep the bedroom door and windows closed to protect the contents of the wardrobe. If a couple of moths can chew holes through your clothes, a swarm would probably eat everything except the soles of my shoes!
So remember when I said that Luke was ‘looking’ for a flat but we both knew that we would settle into sharing my flat. Turns out I completely read the signs wrong.. He was very much looking for a flat, I just wasn’t involved in the process. While I brushed my teeth and he shaved, he mentioned that he was deciding between a two bedroom flat in Nakasero and a three bedroom in house in Bugolobi. I swallowed a little bit of toothpaste when he said that either way he would have to pick one in order to move in by the 1st of April.
That announcement ruined my day. I don’t want him to leave. I thought he enjoyed spending time with me. Why would he want to move and why pick two locations that are on the other side of town from me? As his friend, as his girlfriend I would have thought that my opinion would have been important. What if that his way of saying that he decided that this isn’t going to work out? What if he’s trying to break up with me in slow motion. What if the place he ends up moving to has bad light and old bathroom fixtures?