Nolana has been doing great at the hospital. She did a major presentation this week on wound care and said she got a great response and some changes made so she feels a lot better knowing that she is making a difference there. School has been up and down for me. Last week we lost the other foreign teacher and soon we are losing our other English teacher (she is Nigerian). So I will be solo for a while. I interviewed a fellow from the UK and he is coming but won’t likely be here for another month. But they love me here and would stand on their heads if I asked. I love the teaching, at least most days! It has been a great growing experience so far.
Nolana also had a great opportunity confirmed this week. The Place (a church in the homeland that we attended) has a partnership with a small town here in Ethiopia and Nolana is going to join with their group when they come in November. I am so jealous that she is getting to go out of the city and see the rural life and help out there. It will be an amazing experience. The downside to all this is that I’m going to be alone here for 1 weeks! WHO’S GOING TO DO MY LAUNDRY!! Just kidding, but it will be really quite odd. And I will miss her like crazy. This summer we were apart for the first time for a couple days and now 1 weeks. And the double bummer… it’s over our anniversary! But I told her there was no way she wasn’t doing it because it will be great. Did I mention I was jealous? It will be exam week here so I will be swallowed up with grading. Triple bummer.
Well, that’s that. We are meeting more great people though we have yet to connect with people our age. They’re just not that common here. But we’re hoping soon. Not that we don’t love all the older people you just need someone to connect with you on that level. We’re thinking of you all back home and send our love.
One of the many donkeys.
A sunrise on Nolana’s way to work.
Two of Nolana’s little patients. One with a cleft lip to be fixed and one already fixed.
Some pretty typical Ethiopian food.
The walkway to the old Emperor’s palace where there is a museum now.