Monday, January 11, 2010

Meeting the Headmaster

Today I was able to meet the Headmaster (principal of the Wa School for the Blind). He was very nice but a little hard to understand at times; although I am sure I am hard to understand with my Chicago accent. One thing the Headmaster asked for was a lap top for him to use at the school. I was able to find a used one and give it to him. He was so please and very excited.

The students will be coming back from break tomorrow and moving back to the dorms. Anna and I will also be moving a flat that is at the school tomorrow as well. Because it is dry season here we do not have running water at the school but we do have a toilet. A toilet is all I really asked for so that is great. The helper at the school is named Alice and she said she would come each morning and help us get water from the well. I am excited to meet the students!

Mr. Schanz: You would not like it here. There are a lot of snakes! Oh and I forgot to mention that we were very lucky there was a recent forest fire when we went camping because if there was not there would had been many snacks to watch out for. Glad you are following my blog. Say hi to everyone for me.

And for all who are wondering: I did dance at the Church. It was so much fun!

Lesson of the day:
There is a difference between the sign that says women urinate and the sign that says women toilet. Ladies, coming from experience, you want to go in the door that says women toilet. Oh and mom thanks for throwing in the extra TP, used it on the bus ride.


  1. Glad the TP came in handy!!!

    Hugs - Love - Mom!

  2. I have really enjoyed reading your posts Maddy. I've been reading them everyday from the internet on my phone at harvey, but it wouldn't let me comment! I finally made it to a real computer to leave a note! It sounds like you are having a good better get to posting pictures soon! I have a bunch of Sunday Snacks news for you that I'm really excited about. I'll have to write you an email about all of that or something. But we have really been blessed this past week! I hope things continue to go well for you in Ghana, you're in my prayers everyday!

  3. How much wild life is there like eliphents and stuff? sorry it has nothing to do with this.

    2 per. mike janowicz