Archive for January, 2005

index, month two

Posted by clare on January 24th, 2005

Plastic flip-flops repaired with string and duct tape to avoid the hassle of buying a new pair for $1 at the Tamba market: 1 Other PCVs’ sites visited: 3 Ratio of Alham rides where I was comfortable to rides where passengers were squeezed in like sardines (the standard seating arrangement): 1:3 Meals that the liter […]

screaming children; painting; more peanuts

Posted by clare on January 17th, 2005

The second visit to Hydraulique last Monday was successful—I brought Gretchen along with me, and after only a minimum of sitting around and waiting for aforementioned Important Guy to show up, I was holding a revised estimate for digging the second village well. After I.G. gave a rather condescending explanation for why it was about […]

nothing for a man to do but sit around and think

Posted by clare on January 10th, 2005

So far village life for me is a lot like camping. I treat all my water, do my dishes in a bowl, squat to pee, see at night by flashlight or moonlight, sit around a wood fire chatting, crawl into bed every night under my tent-like mosquito net, and go into town occasionally for ice […]

beginnings of gallery month two

Posted by clare on January 3rd, 2005

…are up. I’m doing well. Boredom is currently my primary nemesis. I hope to have time for a quality post when I come back to Tamba in a few days to (finally, hopefully, please please please) go to talk to the well contractor with Bomba Bah and Ceerno Jallo.