K, this cutie in the photo approached me today on my walk and started posing. What a nice reminder of why I'm here. There is a primary school next door to this guest house. It's like a promise of things to come. I just reread my previous blogs and am disappointed about all the griping. It felt good to write them at the time but I don't like reading them. This is going to be a quick, happy blog.
I had dinner tonight with three VSOs. Seeing their house and sitting down to a meal with friends was great. They are somewhat shocked by my stories- their experiences were NOT like that at all. Today at dinner I also heard funny anecdotes about giant moths with teddy bear faces, tarantulas in the bathroom- YES, ACTUAL TARANTULAS, and stand-offs with rats of various sizes inside the house.
As I mentioned, I went for a walk today with my camera- my good one. I took lots of scenic shots, it takes a long time to upload them so it won't be up tonight, maybe soon. I was walking because I had spent most of the day, unsuccessfully, trying to meet my employer. Good news, they are looking for a new house for me. Yippee ! And I've been invited away for the weekend to Kibuye which is on Lake Kivu, I'm seriously considering going :)
Kind of what keeps me going is the thought of actually getting into a classroom and working with the local teachers. I remember my day in the classroom in Ghana and how completely uplifting the whole teaching experience was. Perhaps, as I sit here completely exhausted and fairly discouraged, the memory of that day will sustain me.
Tomorrow another VSO is going to take me into town and help me set up the mysterious bank account. A demain mes amis !!