Sunday, July 15, 2012

Breakthrough Weekend

This weekend I elected to stay in, hang around Eldoret and get a few things done.  Saturday morning the last remnants of jetlag woke me up early around 0730.  I had a tasty breakfast and sat down with a hot cup of chai out on the beautiful terrace to get some stuff done.  The whole thing is a long story - but I've had a goal for some time to transfer results from my X-ray system into the electronic medical record system here.  It's been in the works for about three years, and I had a big breakthrough on Saturday.  It's not completely done yet, but it's a whole lot closer than I've ever been before.  Pretty freakin' exciting. 

Saturday evening was great too - two dinners out with new friends (and a few old friends).

The small bit of sadness in the weekend is that one of my new friends, Julia just left.  She was here for a year working on Tb with Jane Carter.  Julia is moving along to start medical school at Stanford.  It was a lot of fun getting to know her over the past few days (raccoon eyes).  After dinner, as a last hurrah for Julia - we went dancing at Spree, for about an hour.  It was quite warm in the basement despite air conditioning and the dance floor was packed (as always).  At the end of the evening we welcomed the cool night air over our sweaty-dance-floor-infused bodies. 

Sunday has been pretty chill.  I had a nice prolonged breakfast with my pinetree colleages and then got a bit of work done before lunch.  I helped Julia finish up some last minute house chores and packing before seeing her off.

My Chairman (a.k.a. my boss) comes in on Tuesday - so this week should be filled with excitement as well.

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