Greetings from Jos (and Nairobi)!
Dan’s first week at school seems to have gone well. He is however getting very tired and we are praying that this is just the adjustment back into busier and more structured days. Getting homework is proving a challenge because he is so exhausted when he gets home.
Our Danish neighbours returned over the Christmas break and Dan is delighted to have his playmate, Jonathan, back. They spend pretty much every spare minute together, riding their bikes around outside, planning new “clubhouses”, playing with lego or on the Wii. Jonathan is in the grade above Dan at school and we are so grateful for the way they get on so well together.
My first week back at the office has also gone well. I have been working (on and off) on an Access database to help us keep better track of our language information for a couple of years now. It has been something that keeps getting put off because other, more urgent, things crop up but I have finally decided that the “other” things will just have to wait. As a result it has made huge progress over the last week and I am hoping to have a working version up and running by the end of the month. I am sure it will still require plenty of tweaks but it will feel like a triumph to have it populated and in working order!
Tim left Jos early Sunday morning to start his trek to Nairobi. You might not think that it is such a long way (it is still in Africa after all!) but as he left Jos at 7.30 am and did not arrive in Nairobi until 11.15pm (1.15am Nairobi time) it makes for a very long day! Tim is mostly enjoy the interactions and chance to understand more about how the organisation operates at a higher level.
Safe travel for Tim to Nairobi
Good start to the new year for Dan and Ali
More energy and stamina for Dan
Productive meetings and good energy for Tim