Mom - call Nanna and give her a report!
My first night was rough, because I couldn't figure out how to turn on the A/C, and I HAD to open the windows. It was pretty noisy (compared to what I'm used to) but settled down after midnight-ish.
My first day was terrific! The ladies in the office took me out for lunch. I had West African curry -- never had curry before, and it was good (but put me in a sweat, and made my nose run all afternoon). In the afternoon, I attended a community meeting and "worked the room" shaking hands, introducing myself, passing around business cards.
In the evening, I visited the local quilt shop: The Greenwood Quiltery. I didn't buy anything...just shopped with my eyes.
Today, I got a little better oriented to the office, and spent most of the day researching community resources and booking appts. to tour agencies in the county. My schedule is quickly filling up, and it looks like I won't be spending too much time in the office over the next three weeks.
Tonight I stopped by the local Bibles For Missions Thrift Store. It's wonderful! Again, only shopped with my eyes, but I'll go back another time. In the same plaza was Lens Mills, where I looked at the fabric (not as much as in London) and bought a quilting magazine. Oh oh! this means trouble!
Now, I'm sitting in the coffee shop down stairs from my apartment, enjoying a little 'net and a cup of tea. I'm going to try doing laundry tonight.
Know what the best part of today was? Being close enough to "home" to come home for lunch, unpacking four boxes, having a relatively healthy lunch and listening to the CBC radio. Now that's what I call a LUNCH BREAK!
I'd tell you more, but I forgot my laptop power cord in St. T. and my battery is just about dead!