Working permits have come through and have been handed over today. This means that I am now a resident of Kenya. Most importantly, it means that I can enjoy resident prices for parks and hotels and I have permission to stay in the country until March of next year. Not that I plan on staying until next March, but it is nice to have a big cushion after the end of the year. With the discounts, we can save a lot of money on our trip to the coast in April. That makes one minor concern disappear. I was always confident that the permits would come through, but now I do not have to worry about dealing with immigration for the rest of my stay.
Today was a quick and short day at the SJC. We were gathered, drinking tea and having out weekly staff meeting just shy of noon. After fifteen minutes Sue and I were out of the building. The longest day was followed by the shortest, very strange. Not that I did not have time to examine the walls around me, today was a significant improvement. Sometimes a little rest and a better sleep can take care of some tension. Still not happy per say, but in better spirits for certain. With a Man U victory last night, Neto and David were riding high to overcome staying up so late for the match. There is another match this weekend and I hope that I can finally go and watch it with Neto. He asked if I was stirred by the shouting and chanting after the victorious effort by Rooney and Co. Fortunately, I slept right through it.
Tomorrow is another day off, so I will be attacking the market nice and early with Sue. A stop by the Honey Drop will of course be in order. Four days weeks are the best. Next week will be another with a meeting on Tuesday. At some point in the day I will be meeting with Sr. Phyllis to have a check in. She called today asking to meet with each of us individually to do a check up. Either great timing or my post yesterday got things stirring a bit. I look forward to a one on one meeting with Phyllis. I have enjoyed talking to her on many occasions and I believe a private meeting is personally needed. In our meetings as a group things have been well, but it is always hard to discuss personal issues with a group that may or may not be at all affected.
Good Stuff (gotta get back to telling positive stuff)
- Michael and I would smear paint on the children gathered round to watch us paint. It was entertaining to give them a good scare and catch a few with some paint across the forehead. It became a test of wills to see who could sneak up on either of us and not get painted on.
- March Madness is about to begin!
- Baseball season starts soon.
- Patty's Day in five days.
- It keeps raining more and more each day....the rainy season is almost here.