A difficult morning

Trip Start Mar 11, 2007
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Trip End May 2009


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Friday, June 29, 2007

Asalam Malecum,

So today is a bit of a rough day, in fact its very strange how moods can change so suddenly in the village.  Like take for example yesterday, it started off me watering my plants all fine and dandy and then my school decided to give me their computer for the rainy season because my roof doesnt have holes in it and my room was exactly clean and a bunch of kids were inlisted to carry the massive thing into it and they say all my crap which has been amassed over the past month due to retaining stuff from the previous two volunteers and I apparently have this great idea that I can recycle everything in the garbage here and so I have a ton of odd containers for which I plan to grow things in, also the toys and things that I have been sent (thank you all again) are great but I havent given any of it out because there are always so many kids around and you cant just give one thing to one kid and not the others and they have a real hard time sharring since they rarely ever get anything.  I think Im going to try and give them out during competitions Ill plan.  Also they saw the one soccer ball I brought which I have not given out yet because again there are so many teams and who would I give it to without everyone then coming to me...actually this leads me to another thought that i want to start a soccer ball/shoes donation program or something eventually so be on the look out for more info on that.
So I then had to clean my room dust everything make room for the massive monitor move things all in the middle of hotness central basically I washed my floor with the sweat dripping from my face.
I again did not venture out to meet more villagers and I again felt guilty for not doing so, however I am going to try and remedy that situation by planning to go for a walk at around 6 every night.  Its my favorite time of day because its cool and the sun is setting and everything is actually beautiful then even if it is just lots of sand and a few thorny trees.  If anything thats the hardest thing for me to not have a river or water source or trees or hills to climb mangoes to pick its all just sand and sand and sand and no wild animals only donkeys, cows and sheep and goats roaming.  Never have I actually wanted to see a Lion living in my back yard before.
Then this morning woke up with a headache, tried to put pictures on the computer but to no avail, had a toad in my salade pepenier, missed my father in his car going to the big town so had to walk the three kilometers in the hot sun and again at the cyber cafe and still cant put picks on...but I promise they are coming.

Also many of you have asked for my address again and so here it is: B.P 79 Linguere Senegal West Africa
Also I have a list of some new things for care packages so please hold off all packages till I send it and please disregard the previous request because do to all of the packages already recieved, thank you again so much, I'm all set for the moment.  So letters and pictures are awesome and granola bars/cliff

Sorry this email isnt as upbeat will have more stuff later....love and miss you all so much today is my first bout of really missing the states, home and close friends and family.

love Desneige
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angecat
angecat on

Taylor's on his way
Just wanted to keep you updated on what's going on in this neck of the woods. Taylor will be here Sunday July 1st. He weighed in at 9 lbs 7 oz on Wednesday, I'll send pictures as soon as we're home later next week. Thanks for sending the address again, we'll get a package off to you as soon as the new list comes through. Take care!
Love
Angela and Chris

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