Yesterday was Assumption, a national holiday here in Burkina Faso (equal time for Muslim holidays too, happily) so I stayed home and...packed for my trip to the US. I had to do it in 15 minute increments, I was so stressed, and I'm sure I'll have to add and subtract over the next couple of weeks. But the main stuff is done, the books and kitchen stuff and exercise clothes that I knew I wanted to take with me. I checked out the Air France website this morning on travel restrictions as well. I hope it doesn't change too much before I leave or change between regions, like the baggage allowance does, since I'm stopping a few days in Paris. Plus my office is now back to normal after being completely repainted. It was unbearable on Monday when the furniture was in dissarray and the office blocked the open window so the a/c was ineffectual and the paint fumes too much. I told the GSO that I was allergic to paint fumes and that seemed to expedite the return to order. I had a killer headache though.
This morning my tennis lesson was cut short because of seriously torrential rain and the unpaved turn-off to the office was completely flooded. Fortunately the fleet manager sent several drivers and 4x4s so people had to leave their motos and sedans in the rain. Today is one of those days where I wish I could just stay home in bed and read all the New Yorkers that I just got.
And the articles from Dialogue that I've printed out now that I have an electronic subscription. I should say that I like Dialogue more than Sunstone. I don't know why Sunstone's tone just doesn't appeal to me, especially since I do like the enigmatic smile. (I even had my photo taken in front of the Nauvoo Sunstone at the Smithsonian.)