I know it's been a while since I last posted and you've all probably forgotten me by now. I don't have internet but my kindle can connect by cellphone reception so that'swhat i' using and thats the reason for aythin that is misspelled or mashed together.
I have been living at my site for two weeks now and have felt so many different emotions day to day. You get warned about the ups and downs butall you can do is try and prepare yourself. But anyway, let me tell you about the good because there'sno need to brimg up all my worries right now, there will be time for that later.
My days are not as full as they used to be during training and there is definitely notas much structure as there used to be, not really any at all. My days are mostly a little somethimg and a lot of down time. I have gone to see the yam farmers, seen the men at the timber worksite, gone to the primary school to see the kids\teachers and check out the garden site,and a whole lot of just getting toknow people in my community. i have a lot of ideas on what i can work on with my group here but theres no need to rush into anything.
The community i live in is a smal and rural town in the mountains. It takes me about 20minutes (after waiting fora taxi) to get down the mountain to the closest little-big town to buy groceries. One day i wanted to go down to buy some eggs and veg but there was a tree that fell over and was blocking the road so nothing bt motorcycles could make it down. Peace Corps doesnt allow us to ride on motorcyles for safety reasons and I told the guys that i would get deported if I rode them (i wouldnt ride them anyway since i havent been on one sice my dad dropped me off of his when iwas small and ruined my brand new shoes). On my way home i told my troubles to a rasta man. "No eggs, no veg, tree blocking the raod..." No problem! He knew a guy that sold eggs and took me to his house then he took me down the road where i could get some onion, tomato and garlic. So a good thing happened out of a road block and i got to know someone a little more.
I will try to blog more often because its difficult to gather my thoughts and type on this thingfor too long.
One moe thing I like about this community; all the free mangos,bananas, apples and coconuts