Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Still Settling In

I am enjoying work at Daystar. However, I still do not have a desk, nor an office. Hopefully by the end of this week. Thanks for your prayers on that.

This is Coretta my workmate. Some days I hang with Coretta and some of the time I use an office that belongs to our new boss of the “Resource Development” department who hasn’t arrived yet. Also while it’s summer and we have a ton of visitors from all over, I am sometimes out and about with them or meeting students or alumni with Todd.
Coretta! (The view from her visitor's chair.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Still Alive...

Sorry I haven't written more. I am well. I started my job last Thursday and so it is keeping me from blogging at the moment. I promise to get back at it soon. Besides, I lost my camera, so I can't post new photos. When I get a replacement, I will show you more of my world.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I had a flat in Africa...

Hello Readers,

Just want to let you know that I found a nice apartment in a quiet compound, near (about 1 kilometer from) Daystar. I will be moving my things from the storage up near where I was working last year on Saturday. God willing, that is. I made arrangements for a lorry to move my things over the phone and in Swahili. We'll see.

I'm so excited to get settled. Eventually I will have a nice guest room set up. Please come and visit me!

By the way, a flat never refers to a tire in Kenya. If you have a tire that has lost air for any reason, it's referred to as a puncture.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I've Been Staying with Jane!

Here's Jane leaving for work at the bank. She's been so gracious, letting me stay with her and making me feel right at home. I am so blessed! I really have some awesome friends!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Back to Land of:

Scratchy facial tissue
Perpetual summer/perpetual road work
Shaking hands with everyone you meet
Lots of pedestrians
Unbelievable traffic jams . . .

Friday, June 5, 2009

How to find an apartment in Nairobi

Check the notice boards at shopping centers and coffee shops.
Ask people you know if they know of any open flats in their block or near them.
Drive around in the area you want to live looking for windows without curtains.
Ask the gate guards at compounds that look nice if there are any vacancies.

Good Luck.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm Back in Africa!

Just thought I would let you know that I arrived save and sound in Nairobi about 24 hours ago. All the luggage I had with me arrived as well.

It's good to be "home".

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ever feel like you are in a scene from a movie?

I have often thought that flying over the Atlantic on this all familiar flight to Amsterdam goes like a scene from the Truman Story. I know its a little stretch, but there are odd aspects of getting on a plane at 3:00 in the afternoon and 8 hours later its morning. It’s like the night got speeded up.

The same thing happens when Truman goes missing and his ‘maker’ is trying to find him. The commands everyone to take their ‘morning places’ and he turns the lights up on the world he’s created several hours early in an effort to find Truman. The sun rises quickly as it does from the plane window look east toward Europe.

I’m glad the rest of my story in completely different than Truman’s.