Thursday, July 7, 2011

Getting up to speed

The first few days have been spent mostly recovering from jet lag.  It's been great to see all of my friends here again including Joe and Sarah Ellen, Jane Carter, and of course the Kenyan radiologists.

For those of you who don't already know, we have been joined by a special guest for this trip - Angie Shah. Angie is one of the ultrasound techs that I work with on a daily basis at university hospital. She's a great tech and has particularly strong doppler skills that are lacking here.

I have several projects going (database, mobile x-ray truck, research projects, etc), and the first few days with the jet lag it felt like I wasn't going to be able to get anything done.  I'm slowly making bits of progress and at least outlining the things that need to be accomplished.  There was a little drama initially when one of the folks that I'm working with thought that in the shipping debacle we lost a USB key that is necessary for one of our X-ray machines.  The USB key itself unlocks the machine and is upwards of $6000 to replace.  Luckily I was able to look through the boxes of equipment today and found the missing USB key!

Life at the IU house is a little different on this current trip, in particular, the food has taken a turn for the worse.  I'm not sure who is currently in charge of the pantry, but they aren't doing well keeping up with demand.  It's striking that they keep running out of staples like biscuits and bananas because there really aren't that many people who are staying here right now.

Most of the current group of folks is heading out to Masaii Mara for the weekend, but we're staying put.  I for one have too much work to do!

Lisa has already scoped out a weekend vegetable market and has a few recipes in mind for the weekend.

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