Friday, August 28, 2009

It begins!

After an intense final day of dentist appointments, root canals, shots, shopping, packing, and some pretty hard goodbyes...the trip has started! I'm now in the Washington D.C. airport waiting for my flight into Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be followed by a 20 hour layover, and my flight into Dar es Salaam. After so much running around, it is nice to sit and rest. I can't wait to work with the kids, and teach them everything I can. I'm extremely optimistic, and may need to remind myself to stop for a brief rest at least once a month.

Thank you so much to all of the people who went out of their way to help me these past few days. Surprise parties, surprise visitors, the midnight rope-sorting crew, friends, family, and anyone I've talked with on the phone. You all mean the world to me.

East Africa, here I come! Kwaheri!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Getting Ready

This week has been feverish. Planning for the trip, contacting staff and suppliers, getting a new website ready, ordering T-shirts. I was able to import the blog into the new blog on the website. Pretty neat.