Friday, July 18, 2008

meeting the director

This morning I met with the director of Malawi Met. He was a very friendly guy, and pledged to support us in our project. I didn't really do a lot of talking, actually, just kind of sat there and listened to him talk with my colleague (who he knew back from his training days). He did seem really interested in what I had to say though when I did talk, and I think he or someone from his staff might join me on my trip next week to the village.

I also got some rainfall and maize yield data that we will use in our contracts for the Malawi village, which we hope to complete this year. That was maybe more exciting to me than meeting the director - b/c my job is living with this data - and trying to get it to do what we want. So, I'm excited to look through it this week.

So, I'm getting used to this, I guess - having some meetings in the morning, writing a report/follow up email to my boss in New York in the afternoon, and then a walk in the evening. Rough life, I know. Tomorrow though is officially the weekend, which means that I can rationalize taking the whole day off to do some hiking. I think I'm going to go here.

I'll let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: My taxi is booked for 9am for Michiru Mountain!


daniloandjaclyn said...

So, are you going to be working in Malawi the entire time? I have a friend from South Africa that could give you some great hikes and beautiful places to go...

Eric said...

hey... well, i'm leaving for tanzania on sunday... and will be there for a week. after that, i'll be back in malawi, but a little farther north. i already have a couple places in mind, but i'd love some more recommendations!!

Les said...

Looks like you are going to have a great weekend...Have Fun!