My walk to work Firday morning feels really good. First of all it was raining all night, so the temperature is about half of what it normally is and it isn’t really humid. It’s a perfect temperature for me and nearly back to subzero for Lao people. Well, at least one of us is happy. I also feel good this Friday because all my hard work with one of the program’s teams is paying off. Our WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) team has been working on our program to deliver water filters to schools since before I got here. We recently got approved by the government, which was the main obstacle to our programs in the past. The only downside is that they said instead of starting on our planned date of September 1st, they want us to start June 15th! This past week has been quite busy, to say the least. Monday the WASH team, Andrea, Jua, and I will go out to the field for two school visits. We still have to visit the school and cover all of the logistics in four different visits, but it’s just exciting to see the team out in the field, where they belong and yearn to be.