WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF JETLAG
Well, I made it back. After two flights totalling out at 16 hours of fly time, I have touched down and am trying to reaclimate to Seattle. So far so good...other than the jetlag. Have you ever shopped on E-Bay at 3am? What else does one do when he slips out of a deep sleep into the land of the conscious with little hope for an immediate return. So, early this morning I bought a gemstone scale and gemstone carrying case. I don't know if the deals are better at 3am or not, but I felt accomplished. While I was in Kenya I was able to obtain some Tanzanite and Emerald stones, as well as the connections that could lead to a new business. Anyone got leads on what it takes to become a precious gem dealer here in the states? How about connections to some trustworthy jewelry dealers? If anyone's interested in Tanzanite, Emeralds, Rubies or Saphires, let me know. I may have a deal for you! Don't worry, these aren't "Blood Diamonds".
O.k., so other than the jetlag, I am beginning to settle in fairly well. One of the beautiful things about this trip is that I haven't gone through all the emotional hype that often comes with mission trips. From beginning to end things have gone quite smoothly, and I haven't been plagued by the typical roller coaster. Hmm...maybe that's a bad thing. I might be missing something. Oh well. It feels good to be on this side for a change. I'm much more grounded. Now if I could just get my physical body to land on the ground as well, that would be great.
Till next time...