I had a full workday on Thursday (remember, this is like my Saturday), and Jamie also went in to get some things done in her classroom. I was able to pretty much get everything ready, but still had to work on Friday to finalize some documents.
Thursday night, we were invited to the U.S. Consulate for a party. This was a cool experience and needless to say, security was very tight getting into the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia. Several little checkpoints. I guess since it is technically US soil, they were allowed to serve alcohol, but Jamie and I wondered how they even got it into the country unless they have their own landing strip. We mingled for a few hours and met some new people and headed home. It was a nice outing, and they said they have those gatherings about 1 time per month, but you have to be invited.
Friday was an off day for us and we were able to catch a ride to the Hyper Panda (like WalMart) for some household items. The store was closing for the midday prayer and wouldn’t open again until later in the afternoon, so we just headed home, where I worked on some school stuff. That evening, we ordered out to Baba Habbas, a “fast food” type restaurant probably similar to KFC, except it has Arabic food. We were introduced to Shawarma (Read about them here). Theyare delicious and pretty inexpensive, so they might become a stable in our diet. It came with some hummus, so that made it even better.
Today was our first day of school with the kids, so since I have some Internet here at school, I thought I’d post this quickly. Still no Internet at home. Successful day with the students so far, and I’m sure I will be putting more up about the school in later posts.
Still no questions from anyone, so I guess I am doing a bang up job with the posts.