Monday, October 10, 2005

What to do....

Well, after the initial excitement of nearly being eaten by one dog and passing out watching another lose his testies... the rest of the week was pretty, damn dull. As in... how do I fill my time between naps? I was warned about this repeatedly, but it still is a toughie. Basically, we are sent to our sites with these instructions: "Go do good, Do-Gooder!"

So.... here I am. I'm going to go hang out at the Albergue (Residential Center for kids removed from homes) this afternoon and maybe do some shopping. I am going to buy peanutbutter. I wasn't a big peanutbutter eater in the states but I think it's going to happen for me here.

It's raining. It does that a lot here. Oh... here's a fun and exciting fact about living at sea level: When the water table rises, as it is wont to do as it is not very far down to begin with and it rains a lot, the toilets don't flush. Yup, stuff just sort of hangs around and waits for dryer conditions. That's pretty cool. :)

Well, I'm off! I've got this this Spanish...


Anonymous said...

One of the great things about going to new places is learning these tid bits of information you don't see on CNN. I will add this information to my world survival skills list right behind don't eat yellow snow, we all know how important that one is.

Anonymous said...

One SONG can spark a moment
One FLOWER can wake the dream
One TREE can start a forest
One BIRD can herald spring
One SMILE begins a friendship
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul
One STAR can guide a ship at sea
One WORD can frame the goal
One VOTE can change a nation
One SUNBEAM lights a room
One CANDLE wipes out darkness
One LAUGH will conquer gloom
One STEP must start each journey
One WORD must start a prayer
One HOPE will raise our spirits
One TOUCH can show you care
One VOICE can speak with wisdom
One HEART can know what is true
One LIFE can make a difference.

Author Unknown

Anonymous said...

So, we're back to the same question but I see us getting closer to an answer....a job for an extremely smart civil engineer who not quite single-handedly built a sewer system for the city of Cairo, all 11 million of those people, and his very wonderful wife. Both of these two extremely nice people are getting ready to suffer the indignitiy of living in Phoenix, AZ starting the week before Thanksgiving, unless we get the call.......Love, Godmother

Anonymous said...

Ha, That's funny stuff Kelly. My new little boy kitty needs his little package cut off. Would you please come and assist me? Sounds like quite the experience though. You never know, you may become a vet now. I watched my dad pull baby calves. Can still see the image very clear. Makes me a little squimish myself. Love you so much!!! Take chances!!