Our week has been full of learning new things and adjusting to the different time zone. Tuesday Teresa and Winter went grocery shopping with our team leader Diana. It wasn’t too bad especially since most items have pictures on them or you could see the item. We decided to pass on the fish flavored potato chips. Since we are on foot, we also kept our purchases to what we could carry. On the way home, we purchased some iodine to help with cleaning fruit and vegetables. David and Noel went looking for some tajik/English books and met up with some of our team. In the evening, Noel gave us our first lesson on the cryllic alphabet. Tajik is written in cryllic so we need to understand this before we can start sounding out words. Our first homework is due on Thursday.
Today (Wed) Winter was up at 6:00 AM ready to go. She fed the dog and cat, had her God time, and was studying her Tajik alphabet when we got up. After breakfast Noel and Winter worked on clearing the walk of mulberries and apricots that had fallen and made a big mess. They were also able to pick some off the trees for us to eat later. All that work could explain why my girl who never takes a nap is now sleeping. David also woke up early but with a fever. After some Motrin, he spent the morning going through tajik word lists on the computer. He is better at hearing the words than I am and is a big help. Our friends the Bloombergs came by to see our place and we decided to do lunch at a place called Salsas. It has sort of South American/Italian type cuisine. Our afternoon was spent working on language with much laughter mixed in.
We have figured out most things about our house. The kids are enjoying the dog and cat that came with house. We are learning our way around thearea. Life is slower paced and simple tasks take more time. So far we are enjoying our days. The nights, well… we’ll have to wait and see. We took a few pics for your viewing pleasure.