Full Moon Madness
Last night while coming into Windhoek I watched the red moon rise out over the desolate Namibian bush. It was awesome and gave me that extra boost to make the last couple of hours while being jammed between to guys whose shoulders met in front of my chest in the back seat of a bus from Oshakati with crazy Owambo music blaring. Oh....Africa!
So I am on my way to Pretoria, SA on a PC medical trip. I had come down to Windhoek last week to seee a doctor. PC decided to send me to see a doctor in SA and I didn't have my passport, so on Wednesday I headed back north to Okanguati to get it. Two and a half days later I arrived, packed my bags with warm clothes (It's winter in the southern Hemisphere and I am about to head way south), got my passport, and two hours after arriving, I started the journey south. Talk about intense travel...stranded in way too remote villages, backs of pick-ups in frontier bush, hot steamy odorous vans, hours on the side of the road waiting for A car...any vehicle. But I am here, able to relax for a couple of days before heading to a new country for at least a couple of days.
School has been going well. I continue to work hard on the library...it actually looks like a library now. We a color coding the books so that it will be easy to reshelf for the kids, so it is not open for borrowing yet, but I do let the kids in when I am working. Just to see the excitement and smiles has been worth coming here. I have kids coming to me wondering when I am going to work because they want to go look at the books and magazines. It is wonderful! I am hoping to paint my classroom and start decorating it when I get back from SA. I am looking for posters and want to buy different color paints so that we can paint things on the walls that will assist in learning. To tell the truth I have so many ideas, but so little time. Two years is starting to sound so short. Also finding funding and resources is not the easiest, but I keep trying because that is what I am here for. It is amazing how many hours I put in day after day and continue to get excited about it day after day. It's all good!
I am off now to wonder the "big" city, drink some coffee, and maybe catch a film. Until next time............Peace!