Tree, Door, Bucket!
Trip Start Mar 14, 2005
15Trip End Nov 2007
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Its been a couple of weeks since I've been able to get to a computer and I feel like alot has happened, but I can't really think of it all right now! Well, we had our language and technical "midterm" last week and everyone should be proud to know tha I'm already above the language level to become a volunteer (which isn't as big of a feat as it may sound!).So, now I've stopeed general language lessons and am now focusing only on technical language. This means I can now say "You must cut your nails so taht worms and microbes that cause diarrhea don't enter your mouth" and "breastmilk is chock full of Vitamin A!" but I dont know how to say something like, "No, 50 year old man, I dont want to be your girlfriend, thank you!" How practical, right?
Also, Im not sure if all of you guys are aware of my amazing songwriting skills, but I've been collaberating with the six kids that live with me to creat an English language song make of the English words I've taught them so far
Last week (Wed-Fri) all of us trainees went to the city of Jacmel to visit some real volunteers (three are there right now) to see where some of us will be working. it is SUCH a cool city, RIGHT on the beach, with awesome food and supposedly the best Carnival in the country. We stayed at this really nice hotel (by Haitian standards) where we all had our own rooms with REAL showers and toilets (I managed to take 7 showers in the 3 days/2 nights we were there!) We visited a school for handicapped children in the city that has outreach programs in the mountains around Jacmel. The kids were SO cute and sweet - one of them made me a ring out of playdoh (we may be engaged now!). I heard a rumor that I may be one of the volunteers thats going to work with them in Jacmel whcih would be so cool. Peace corps has a horrible habit of not telling you anything substantial about where youre going or what youll be doing until youve had to sweat about it for a few months! Well, I'll find out for sure on Friday and I'll let everyone know (keep your fingers crossed for Jacmel -- especially those of you who are going to come visit me!)
Nothing much else is going on here except we're still not done with getting all our shots. We've had about ten so far (and I bet you can all imagine how heroically I took EACH one of them, right?)Also, one of my co-trainees, Paul, and I have been taking care of five little puppies for the past few weeks. Their mom died right after they were born and we've been giving them milk and playing with them ever since
Love, Molly / Mole
P.S. Aimee - I LOVED all the gossip
Jason - the iPod should be there SOON! Thank you SO MUCH for dealing with it!
Laura - Thanks for the picture - The Haitians LOVE seeing "blans" (white people) in bathing suits!
Mom and Dad - the crosswords are done already! and "Sunrise @ Promontory Pointe is hanging in my room!
Assyla - I hope theres no more violent activity at the CHS! Keep safe! Wear a bullet proof vest?