Tuesday 30-Sep – Yesterday we purchased Netman service, “The Fastest Internet in Namibia” so we are now “connected” in Keetmans (the common nickname for Keetmanshoop). On Friday at 3 PM we received a gracious, warm welcome from our new roomie, Katie Maus, who is a healthcare PCV living here at the state hospital at the nurse home dorm. Katie has been here since May when she completed PST.
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Canterbury We went to church Sunday morning at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church. The format of the service was so familiar and alternated between English and Oshiwambo, so we were comfortable even though we were the only light skinned, eurostock out of about 90 parishioners. Barbara took communion, we sang with the others and joined hands for the Peace. We were not introduced to anyone and there was no “coffee hour.” Also, no choir and no instruments in sight.
Barbara Heading to Canterbury for 9 AM Service
Sunday night was very special. I could see the stress draining away from Barbara’s face and body. Over the past nine weeks it seemed the demands of training, testing, being on someone else’s schedule, having very little exercise, living with “strangers” and other adjustments to our new environment were bringing her down. Yesterday, not only did we set our own schedules, but Barbara exercised. We had a dinner that included a fresh vegetable salad piled high on our plates plus an onion and mushroom omelet…with a glass of chardonnay. To top it off we then watched a movie and drained the bottle. (Thanks to Emily Clauss for letting me copy some flicks from her hard drive including Bird Cage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.) Email for us?
As stressful as training was for some, we still miss our fellow PCTs!