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Ah where to start...

Well I guess I should start at Saturday with counterculture. I went to counterculture via bus. Got there just fine. It was a really interesting experience and very different from anything worship-wise that I've experienced. There wasn't a sermon persay, but rather little snips of people talking. The topic was fear, which I was relating to not only because I'm new, but venturing out to meet people is scary. I met some really nice people and then made the attempt to go home. Well I missed the last bus so I decided to walk home. I knew it was a little over a mile, but it was late and I really didn't have another choice. So I walked. I only had one sort of scary experience right as I was close to UNM, this guy who obviously had some sort of mental illness scared some girls in front of me but I kept walking past him. He turned around and started to follow me and yelled again, but he was just pacing so he turned around again. Close to home some guys yelled at me from a car... but those were the only major scary things.

So Monday I really started in on the work. We went and bought some supplies for our residents and I really started down on our service learning application. Last week I went to an orientation to have students from the local technical school/community college come and work with us and so that is one of my projects. Fun fun.

I actually met up with Karin from counterculture for lunch as she wanted to know more about the program I was working for. We had a great long lunch and I'm really excited to be part of that community of faith. It looks like they're looking at changing some things up and whatnot and as everyone I know is aware of, I can't stay away from giving worship advice. ;-)

When I got back to work I had a whole lot of things waiting for me, including an opportunity at having a car for awhile. We worked everything out and I will be borrowing a car from a family in the church basically until it gets too cold for one of them to ride a scooter around. Haha. This is good for me getting my bearings in the city and getting these necessity things taken care of.

I've been working at going around the area and visiting various sites that work like ours and that we can use as resources, which is a daunting task. So far I've only visited a supplemental food pantry but I'll be going somewhere next week for their tour. The end of this week has been busy as our applications are due next Wed and we're without a case manager. He's on vacation. Our families we have now don't require a ton of support at the moment, so that's good.

In other news, I'm dogsitting/catsitting/housesitting for my boss this weekend. A great way to get my dog fix.

Well that's about where I'm at right now. It has been a pretty busy week and I feel that I haven't been home much. Work is going well but we're just in all of the preparation time. We're still waiting on the apts but hopefully that will all go through next week. I'm really trying to jump in and do as much as I can do here, but today is one of those.... don't have much to do just waiting for some people to stop in days. I'll tell you one thing though, the office sure is quiet on Fridays.
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