Today was great. The country director called me directly and I think the placement details will work themselves out eventually. I went into Kigali on the bus -the bus driver's assistant was wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater !!! Tina took me to set up my bank account - hourray! and she showed me all the essentials like the post office, the doctor's office, the best book shop (which by the way is full of French language resources) and some cute African craft shops. I bought a keychain that makes me laugh. Instead of saying "I love you" it is inscribed :
"I LAUGH YOU"- I guess a little lost in translation but I get a chuckle when I look at it. When I get keys for my new house, I will use it as a keychain. I saw Hotel Mille Collines- it's right downtown and tomorrow I am going to Lake Kivu for the weekend with 12 other VSOs !! I am soooo excited to have a little fun and see some of the countryside ! Tonight I am having dinner at Chez Lando. I'm sure by Monday I will have some more pictures to post. For now, I have faith that everything is going to get a little easier. I did learn that my house will not have electricity- eek! Talk soon, bye.