Just in case you were wondering, at the moment Rwanda smells like fresh dust, newly-picked potatoes, and grass.
I got settled into the house - it's nice. The puppy is really cute and a bit scrawny, which of course means he was even cuter. I have a large learning curve, I discovered, and I didn't get to bed until about 4am, after unpacking a bit and winding down.
And of course, now that my biological clock is really off, I slept for about 5 hours and woke up to a bright, sunny, hot day in Kigali. It was a slow morning, and we mainly chatted and I learned a bit more about the house rules and set-up. Apparently, there's talk of my housemates finding a new house that's not next to the street, and bars. They might try to get a new place by as early as the end of the month! That was a surprise to me...and so I guess I might be moving again soon - either with them or alone. It is a bit disappointing, but hey! If the place is even better and around the same price, then it's all good with me.
I had a delicious banana & peanut butter smoothie for breakfast, and I made a concoction for lunch of rice cakes, lentils, and tomatoes. I've yet to get cash/money, and I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of stuff for myself this weekend.
I'm at work now. Because that's how I roll. I started work around 2pm today - about 12 hours after my arrival. I'm a bit loopy, I think. Am I rambling here? My thoughts are a bit scrambled...
The campus is petite, but very lovely. There's a garden nearby, and the campus is outdoors, with white walls. The classrooms have lots of desks. It seems that our white board is actually a piece of plywood painted white. Curious. I think I'll become a creative teacher, somehow...
I'm a bit stressed already about working. There's a lot of stuff I have to do before Thursday - when classes start. And some things will probably change. I was told that it's all overwhelming right now because I am jet lagged. And on that note, I'll stop rambling for a bit and prepare to go back to wherever it is I'm going after work.