Tuesday was a work day for me and a school day for Abby, so we were all up relatively early. There was a church prayer meeting in the evening, which was really cool. They had spelled out the names of various countries that are struggling on big construction paper and spread them out on the stage at church. We all went and laid hands on the countries' names as we prayed for them (Egypt, Libya, Morrocco, Algeria, Tunisia...). Wednesday I walked about 5 miles getting to work and various meetings in other parts of Maadi and then getting to English class at night! It was so great to come home after work on Thursday and know the weekend had arrived!
We're being careful not to go out alone at night, but otherwise we feel free to walk around our area. Our street is extremely well lit, with working street lamps every 10 feet or so! (That's new since we came back.) Our church service is going to be in the evening again this week for the first time in a month.
Some people are slowly trickling back in. CAC is up to about 60% of their normal attendance, and last week there were over 200 people at church (up from about 150 before). The embassy will almost definitely keep their people out for another month, which means some of the oil companies are keeping their distance as well. We still don't know where exactly this country is headed, but it'll be interesting to watch!