Thursday, January 14, 2010

I made it!

I'm sure you'll all be happy to know that I survived my two flights and made it to Kigali. I ended up having to watch Michael Jackson's "This Is It" on both fights, so needless to say I've had Thriller stuck in my head since I arrived. There is only one other ORI volunteer here so far, and he is not living in the group housing (he found housing on his own in December and decided to stay). Therefore, to not live alone in Kigali, I am forking over rent to live there for the next 2 weeks until the 3rd ORI volunteer gets here February 1st. Housing here is nice - big rooms, clean, etc. I don't have Internet in the house, so all of my updates will be at work. Today is my "first day" and so far all I've done is checked email and updated this blog. I'll start a more structured routine on Monday. Everyone is really nice in the office, which has been great. This weekend I'm setting out to explore and make some more friends.

It's already the dry season isn't that dry I guess--apparently climate change has really screwed up Rwandan's season, sooo good thing Copenhagen really accomplished so much. I'm also still incredibly jetlagged, so I had a nice 4am wake up call this morning, and now I'm exhausted again. Hopefully I get used to this time soon. I'll try to post after the weekend!


  1. I'm glad you're here! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

  2. Love you, sister! Glad to hear you're safe and sound. I miss you a lot already, but I am SO SO proud of you.

  3. I am so proud of you Norm! I cannot wait to hear more about it once you get more settled! This blog idea is so great!!

  4. Aunt Peg said...Glad to hear your safe. Good
    choice not staying alone! Love ya