I’m in Africa. I arrived yesterday evening at about 10:30 and didn’t get to bed until around midnight. And of course I am nine hours ahead of Minnesota. That is called GMT+3 (Greenwich Mean Time). In summer I am only 8 hours ahead.
I’m here! I love it. The potholes in the road and the singing cicadas. I was so exhausted but could only sleep for about 6 hours. The morning was filled with the sounds so familiar to the Kenya I know: the gardeners and guards greeting in their low muffled voices, song birds answering each other. I couldn’t fall asleep again. So I helped myself to a bowl of African brand flakes, somehow heartier that my Post Raisin Brand. I found a little “finger” banana, the sweet, short ones to slice on the top.
When I laid down for a nap at 10:30 I didn't wake up again until 3:30. I guess I'm caught up again now. I still have a congested chest and cough. I hope to somehow get over before I leave for Tanzania on Tuesday.
Thank you to all who have prayed me here and for your continuing prayers. They are such a blessing. I still think that is hasn't all hit me that I am here, but I remember thinking last night -
I'm here! I made it!
PS - I changed the time on the blog to reflect this time zone. It changed all my past posts as well.