Much-needed boost

Another pretty sunset!

I talked to several friends this week via video chat – lots of fun! Last Sunday, John and I visited with Wendy and Nick in DC, and got to see their baby who was born before we left for Africa. I also talked to Jamie and Jackie, my cousins David and Alison, and Mary – who became a grandmother this week! Welcome to the world, Samantha!

It’s been a good boost to see friends’ faces, as we grind along here in Liberia. This week marked ten months with no break, other than weekends, and even those we usually work at least one day. There’s no end in sight for the foreseeable future, since there’s really no where to go. COVID cases seem to be ticking back up again.

On the upside, the new immigrant visa chief is out of quarantine, so I took his family shopping yesterday. It will be a big relief to have him in the office. And with more people transferring in, the embassy is starting to feel less empty and some sense of community returning.

John and I watched “Military Wives” last night with Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan, and really enjoyed it. It’s one of those feel-good movies based on true events that embarrassingly always makes me cry!

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