I made it safely to Windhoek. The flight from Dulles to Johannesburg was about 14 hours long. We were fed two meals, though, and had plenty of in-seat entertainment. I also had a free seat next to me so I was able to stretch (a little). I watched three movies: Beat of the Drum, Hancock, and Baby Mama. I actually enjoyed all three. In Johannesburg, we stayed at the Southern Sun, a branch of the Holiday Inn, and a very comfortable four-star hotel.
I flew into Windhoek the next day on a two-hour flight, which also served a meal, and free spirits! I slept a bit and then headed to our hostel (BackPacker Unite). Much less comfortable here. I have six roommates in a space that may be comfortable for one. All of the hostel residents share three bathrooms, which make our mornings interesting. I am in basic WorldTeach Volunteer Training for the next few weeks. I head out of Windhoek and up North tomorrow and will return to Windhoek on January 12.
Weatherwise, things are comfortable. It gets to about 85 degrees during the day and drops to about 50 degrees in the late evening.
I'm at an internet cafe now with about 7 more minutes on my credit. Will update again in about a week, when I return from the North.