Friday was a rough day; I’m not going to lie. I went to sleep at 5:30 am after the crazy night at Mercury’s and Tatu. I slept soundly until 7:30 when the sun woke me up. I got some water and saw that everyone else was still asleep so I took a nap for another 45 minutes. It was not enough sleep.
After I talked to Jacob on Skype I heard the others getting up so I met with them to discuss the day. There was no field work scheduled because of Friday and four of us can’t fit at the one desk in the office so Jaclyn and Hai stayed home while Tanya and I went to work. (I think Jaclyn and Hai slept most of the day; they certainly weren’t productive.) Tanya and I had a busy morning talking to the district supervisors and sorting things out. Data collection officially ended on Thursday, but there was still a lot to do with distributing certificates and summary sheets, receiving data, paying people, and data entry. My 11 am it calmed down a bit and we had a few minutes to chat with Ishan and Sarel, who were giving a presentation at 2 pm then heading back to Durban that afternoon.
We didn’t have any lunch with us and were both very hungry and tired by 1:30 so we skipped the presentation and came home. We cooked some pasta for lunch then hung out in the afternoon. I read a few Sherlock Holmes stories and caught up on some blog entries. In the evening I told everyone that I was going away for the weekend to have some alone time. This house is making me a little crazy and I need to get away from it all.
I went to bed around 9:30 pm feeling very tired and ready for a good long rest.