So it's 4:15am here in Addis. The Tyelenol PM worked great...for 4 hours. At 3:15 I was up and ready to go. I thought, surely it's close to 7, I'll get up and start getting ready. Checked the clock, not so much. So I had some awesome moments with God this morning, staring out over the city. I tell you, it's not a bad way to wake up. I've heard people complain of the stray dogs barking at night, but seeings I live out at camp, we're used to Coyotes, various bird and land species as well as the occasional steam engine. So we're good as far as that goes. :)
As I said, the plane rides really weren't bad. The last 2 landings were hard on this ole body and I had Zach fanning me while I was haunched over the complimentary upchuck bags. But other than that, it wasn't bad at all. The flight was surprisingly full so that was interesting. I've watched more movies in the last 24 hours than I have in a very long time.
We got here last night at about 10 PM. We were greeted by the fantastic CHS staff at the guest house. The guest house is beautiful! Zach and I have a double bed in our room with a little toddler bed that will house the magnificent Tariku in a few short days. We also have a bathroom attached, though I went to relieve myself yesterday and found the toilet was not quite nailed to the floor so well (room 204, for you CHS people). But other than that, it's perfect. We stayed up for about another hour catching up with the other residents of the guest house. 3 of us are here to pick up our 3-year-olds, 1 couple is picking up a baby, 1 other couple is picking up a 6 and 7-year-old. There's another family at the other guesthouse picking up a baby and another couple at a hotel picking up a baby. That's all I've met so far, but there might be more today.
So today breakfast will be served at 8am. We will be meeting at the CHS offices at 9am to go over the weeks schedule. At about 9:45, we will meet the one and only Tariku Asamo Xavier Klipsch. We are 8 hours ahead of you all in Middle America so think of us as you slumber around 2amish. :) I'm sure I won't be able to contain my excitement and you'll "hear" all about it next blog.
Well, I must be off, I don't want to wake anyone else with my incessant typing. Though secretly it wouldn't be so bad if someone else found themselves unable to fall back asleep on this exciting of all exciting days. I don't forsee me falling asleep, what with my belly telling me I missed dinner and my head telling me the moment I've been waiting for for over a year now is about to come to fruition.
So until then, let me say "thank you" to Leslie for keeping great care of the kiddos. And thanks for reading! I have my comments emailed to me so I can read them all. Thanks for checking in! Much love,