Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We're still alive

Sorry for the long delay between posts and the utter silence from our end in the comments. Right now we're internet gypsies, borrowing the internet at the Cannons, Sharps, and Lewises (Thanks guys!), using McDonalds' free wireless, and using random, spyware infected computers at AUC (what I'm doing right now. Thank goodness for Portable Firefox!)

We're still alive and well here in Egypt. We should have internet soon . . . maybe. Our phone line is still cut, so we still have to get our landlord to fix that before we can start the process of getting DSL.

We still have no idea what's going on with our bawwab. I haven't seen the new guy for a couple days now. Hmm...

We walked along the Nile yesterday. Big river.

Our ants have all but disappeared. Cockroaches have replaced them. We're trying to find boric acid, but they use it as medicine here - it comes as a lotion for irritated eyes. When I explain that I want it in powder form to kill cockroaches, I'm laughed out of the pharmacy. Anyone know where to find boric acid as powder in Cairo?

Orientation and bureaucracy continue at AUC. I've spent the past 3 days trying to get a campus e-mail address, pay tuition with my fellowship, get my ID card, register for classes, and do everything else I need. So far I've only gotten an e-mail address and it only partially works. I'm sitting in line (for the second time this week) for my ID card. Ugh.

So, that's a quick update from the Heisses in Egypt. Thanks for all your comments and questions - keep them coming and we'll try to get them answered, most likely from McDonalds :)

1 comment:

  1. Hoorah for queues! Are they the typical ones where, as soon as the office opens, everyone flocks together to the window and just tries to climb over each other to get to the services?