Hope things are going well on the mainland. Things are finally beginning to settle down here a bit and sometimes the place is actually beginning to feel a bit like home. Im making friends slowly by slowly. I also have been reading ALOT. I will begin posting a list of books that I have read sometime soon. The next goal I have is working on getting some actual furniture in my house. As of now, I have one stool, a bed and a hammock....yeah....its a palace. I figure a couple good chairs and two small book shelf type things should do me. I need to the bookshelves so I can stop stacking everything on the floor where they invariably get wet (did I mention the constant rain and hail here?).
So here is what I am working on for WORK. My main project is helping to oversee a abstinance program in elementary schools with PSI. So I think I can swing it so that I am only working on that a couple of hours a day. Also, I have hooked up with a student from Berkely and am going to assist him with some research he is doing on sex workers here in Busia. He is only going to be here for a month so I may be very helpful in him being able to carry out some programs after he leaves. I'm hoping that after a while something good will come out of this colaboration and I can begin to focus most of my energy on that, but we will see.
As for a social life...I pretty much hang out with some of the people in my complex and also other relief/aid workers in Busia...they include ICS (International children services) and MSF(doctors without borders). Busia is a pretty lively town so it keeps you going.
I should be taking a trip into Nairobi sometime in early October so when I get there I can download pictures!!!!