The fact is, oh best beloved, that I am still in the position of having to ‘sing for my supper’. Of late, that is all I have been doing…not so much because I have to work ‘day and night’ but more because I am ….sequestered. Not, like Lord Cheney, quite…but in a semi-undisclosed location….and with not much else going on.
Be that as it may, I am doing well….have been working out, swimming in the nice, refurbished pool, running a bit and generally improving myself. I WILL be going back into the community soon to visit with the Chiefs and Elders….I don’t know where we get the Schnapps, but I am sure my guides will have two bottle for them.
I will try to take more pictures, especially of the people….they are very gregarious (or at least they tend to swarm around me a bit) and should not mind….then a bit of a look at the villages….and you will begin to see what I have been talking about….so it should be interesting.
For now, my primary function is completed and we have moved into another phase; all my Team-mates and boss will arrive on site Monday….and we will see where we end up with our involvement in the Energy Project…..then, on the 29th of March I return to my seat on a KLM airliner, Business Class (funny that the luxury seats are in the front, which is the LEAST survivable place on the plane)…but it is really nice to be allowed into the airport inner sanctums…free food, free great coffee, free wine, free chocolate…and best of all, a shower !
I will be trying to get a cab into the cities where I lay over…so a bit of stuff on Amsterdam, etc might happen too.
And. I return to Africa April 14, with yet another shift in my work, so I may even be able to get out into the High Veldt, the Lower Veldt and even the Middle Veldt with some of my new friends !
Best to all of you.