This blog might be out of sequence, since I sent some other entries through our sat modem to Rachel to post, and now I have a chance at the local internet cafe.
Today is Sunday, a day of rest in Chad. The streets are quiet and empty, for the most part, although you can always find, or they find you, young men selling phone cards. There are probably about 20 in a short one block section of town.
The day started really great, with our friend B waking us up with our satellite phone in hand. B works for Dr. F, and he is well on his way to becoming one of the most popular guys in town, number two right after Dr. (and I’m only talking about civilians here, ok). He is a young Indian man with a great smile and a friendly way of carrying himself. He has only been here a few months, but he knows who he needs to know. I’ll describe more about him later.
Tonight we’ll be trying to upload our first video feed, and it’s great to have the phone, so we can have Yuen-Lin, our tech guru, walk us through it.
OK, I have to leave. Again, thanks for all the comments. I read all of them again. Cynthia, it was great hearing from you, and from all the rest also! A big hug to all. Pali High, you are the greatest! And, of course, Mt. Saint Mary’s.