• Posted by Meghan on 10 Sep 2009

After our delightful walk on the beach last night (it was breezy but extremely beautiful watching the sun set over the ocean) we came back for a few more hours of work and then headed to dinner. We had a very interesting experience at dinner.
People who are attending the conference next week are slowly starting to arrive and last night three men from Zimbabwe joined us at dinner. Ben and I introduced ourselves to them and when they heard Ben’s name one of them said, “Oh, so you’re the OpenMRS guy!”
Ben played it off very nicely giving other people credit but they made several comments about his work and how important he is to OpenMRS.
It made me laugh because earlier this week I had commented on how everyone wants to run things by Ben or get his approval on stuff before they do them. Of course, I’ve known for years that he’s the best programmer around, but it’s funny to suddenly be surrounded by others that also think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’m anxious to see what happens next week when 150 people are begging for attention from ‘The OpenMRS Guy’ (make that 151 1/2 because I’ll be in line with everyone else 😉 ).

In other news, the whales are back, although much further out than they were before. And also, I’ve had several opportunities to chat with the two guys that are here from Kenya. One of them is married and his wife is on leave for the month of October so he said that I could hang with her. They are also going to take us to their church. I asked for details about his church last night and he said it is small and everything is in Swahili but he promised he would do some translating for us. I’m already missing our church and although we can download the sermons it’s not quite the same as being able to worship together and watching Aaron in action.
It is much warmer today and I spent a while sitting outside soaking up the sun and watching the ocean. We’re having a barbecue tonight (they call it a braai here) and tomorrow we’re going out into Cape Town for dinner so there’s a lot to look forward to!
Here’s a shout-out to my Grandma who fell yesterday and had to go to the hospital. We love you Grandma!

2 Responses to “The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread”

  1. Mom Says:

    Donna said Grandma was feeling good last night at dinner but has misplaced her glasses :( Happy you live with the smartest programmer around!! We like your updates….send more pictures

  2. uncle bill Says:

    Surprise! I was able to pull up your blog. what ever that is.Have a wonderful trip. For Ben it will be full of work,busy,tiring,but enjoyment in seeing improvemrnts made and the joy of Meghan by his side.Meghan, at 13 my mom hauled me across Europe for 2 months, art museums,castles, shops, sitting while she was in meetings,bored to death. finally made it to Kenya and four years later did the same trip back through Europe, at 17 it was a little better. Now at 57 I see these places on tv, people tell of trips they just made to these places and it brings back good memories of those trips.The liitle one inside will have a story very few have.The time you have now will soon be gone and you will be hopeing for some quite time so enjoy your trip and if you get bored just send me a line. I’ll keep checking your blog. luv you both

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