Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, 9 February 2009

We’re ready for our first, full work day at FAYYAA. After packing up what we need for the office, Saneit leads the way to the nearest street to catch a taxi. She traveled with us to the FAYYAA office to help us know how to use the taxis ourselves. There are so many vehicles and people going places today! The children do not have school today, but Saneit will take another taxi to their school to get their report cards today; second semester will begin tomorrow! Dan was shown to his office and I went to the accounting office as soon as John, the head accountant, arrived. Mid-morning, coffee (or tea) arrived for everyone - 2 young women seem to be there just to serve and keep things running smoothly.
Right after coffee, we each get a snack of roasted barley and peanuts on small glass plate. The neighborhood lost electricity for an hour or so. A neighborhood problem also caused the Internet and phone service to not be available all day, but this was a learning day. More coffee was brought in the afternoon.
Peachtree is very familiar to me, but the payroll part of this version is complex and I’m struggling with the set-up of employees and taxes and deductions. It will get better! My brain got very tired. Without internet, Dan’s work was limited but he spent the day learning a few details about the web site, working on formatting our blog entries, and figuring out how to get our 2 laptops (1 new Apple Mac and 1 Windows) to talk to each other. At the end of the day a car was available to take us back to Anbessu’s home. It was a good full day.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh I have lots of question, how are the taxi's? How far is it to commute from Saniete's home and back each day? Is dad running cabling for the network, or setting up a server, or all of it?