Random news from my seventh month of Peace Corps service, in 140 characters or less.
November 11 – Was woken up at 3am by the sounds of women wailing. The funeral that started yesterday is still going strong. It’s gonna be a long day.
November 13 – Older volunteers warned me this would happen but I thought I’d be immune. I guess it was inevitable: someone in my village is using my TP.
November 16 – Just got to Mansa and ate six hot dogs for lunch. First meat in six weeks. Matt is a happy volunteer.
November 19 – Bats aren’t bugs. At Kasanka National Park, millions of bats all taking flight at the same time is a sight to behold.
November 21 – Waited for a hitch for seven hours before gratefully cramming into a pickup truck. Never again will I complain about the line at the DMV.
November 23 – Chased off the beach by driving rain and wind approaching hurricane speeds, tents blown into the lake, we beat a hasty retreat to the lodge.
November 27 – During Provs house cleaning we unearthed a tenor sax from a back closet. Has reeds but needs new pads. Nobody knows who put it there. Odd.
November 29 –
-ATM ran out of cash
-had to run after a moving bus
-radiator overheated twice
+arrived in Nshinda safely
=successful Provs travel-out day
December 3 – Adding more nails to the wire mesh on my windows because my kids like to pry and hit with sticks. My insurance needs an iwe damage clause.
December 8 –
“Do we buy live chickens or dead ones for dinner?”
“I’m not killing chickens.”
– Things actually said while planning the Camp GLOW menu.