Sunday, March 6, 2011

February 24, 2011 8:45 PM

 Stand fast has been lifted!  We are now allowed to explore around as we please as long as we are not by ourselves.  I went to an internet cafĂ© today and had internet for the first time in two weeks.  When we got back, it was like coming back from another planet.  It was the most exciting thing that has happened since we got here.  I wasn’t able to use my own computer to post this on my blog, but it was exciting nonetheless.

We got our homestay assignments today and we go to homestays on Saturday.  I’m going to be staying with a family in Sseguku/Nazziba.  It will be about a 2.5 KM walk to Luweza every day.  We also got our school assignments for our in-school teaching the next few weeks.  I’m going to Kings Way High School which is about 8 KM from here.  Due to the hilly roads that we need to take to get there, we are the only ones that get a ride from Peace Corps to our school.  Everyone else has to walk or take public transit.  A lot of exciting things have been going on the past few days.  Sometimes the excitement makes it hard to sit through class all day.  But starting next week, three days a week, we will be in the schools all day.  We will be doing our language lessons on our down time at the schools.

So last night Kelsey and I had a lizard in our room.  We didn’t know what to do about it, but Lisa, on the other hand, got really excited about it and came in and chased it out our window.  It was really amusing.  I obviously, would not even take that much initiative to get a lizard out of my own room.

Even though we are not on stand fast anymore, we are still not allowed to travel into Kampala without permission.  There was a little bit of violence in the past few days and some of the lower level elections were cancelled.    We will see how that plays out.

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