Here's something that affects my day. When you in the midwest are going to bed, I am getting up. I get the most boring e-mails up until about 2PM my time when you are just beginning to get up to write e-mail. For several hours I get your notes along with a few more boring ones. I go to bed around 10PM, so I miss some of the missives you send later in your day. This is a description of one of the rhythms in my day.
I come to my office around 8:15A (when you are sleeping), and usually stay till a little after 5P. I go home for lunch. At around 10A and 2:30P, I take a short walk outdoors just to get the kinks out. There is always someone outside to speak to (guards, maintenance people, maybe a faculty person). At 10A, I am often served tea in my office. Sometimes also in the afternoon. On the Rwanda Mountain Tea box it states clearly that tea is best with milk and sugar. And the sugar is never white. It is large-grained and a nice light tan in color (from sugar cane).That is the way all Rwandans drink their tea. I believe also it is the way the Romans drank it. It is the way I drink it now. At someplaces they serve "African Tea" which means it's the same combination but already mixed together.
This group photo was taken only yesterday 09/12, when we had the e-learning visit.
People are: (left) Pandora Hardtman, Nursing Professional Issues and Standards, Gaspard, head of IT at Byumba, Rani Kahn our new midwife to work at Byumba hospital, Jerome Bushumbusho, Director of the Byumba school, yours truly, Innocent, and Nadine Connor. These last two are helping to manage the e-learning group.
These folks brought gorgeous weather. Not one drop of rain fell and the sun shone almost all day! They can come back any time.
Bedtime for me!! Good night. Don't work too hard in your afternoon.