I feel like I’ve been here forever.
The first few days here were a blur. After getting off a 13 hour flight at 6 pm local time, fighting with the customs man (who was a less than exemplary representative of his country), and driving to the hotel, I crawled into bed and slept. I woke up about 5 am, shut the curtains and went back to bed. Taylor and I spent that Sunday exploring near the Aspire complex, looking for basic needs (cell phones, MORE WATER) and adjusted to the heat and driving. As I had to be at work super early, we didn’t stay out late.
Work day 1 was a challenge. This was mostly because I got lost at the last possible point to get lost on my way to work, and spent an hour, yes, an hour, driving through what turned out to be an oil field. While it makes for a good story now, being late on my first day was not what I wanted. Boss man was forgiving, and understood the challenge.
Upside? I got to see a camel pen! And lets be real, I drove on an oil field. That’s pretty hilarious.
Work is work, so different from my regular job. The people are nice, so I can’t complain.
On Tuesday, I went to a fabulous Turkish restaurant with them and it was really fun. They think it’s crazy that I just showed up here on my own, and have been carrying on as if it was the most normal thing in the world.
They clearly don’t know who they are dealing with…