Saturday, October 25, 2008

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Many thanks to my good friends Larry and Lyzette for their blog setup assistance and photo contributions!!

I remember sitting at their computer the first time just to complete the Peace Corps application process in February . . . now it is two weeks until I leave for Kenya. Lyzette's encouragement and support has seen me through. Many thanks to all my friends and family for their support as well. It means the world to me.

I still have a few loose ends to tie up but all will happen by the time I leave on Tuesday the 11th. I feel like I am camping out in my apartment . . . good training for the next 27 months. I treasure the running water, the light switches and that little handle on the toilet, for now.

More later . . .

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Getting Ready To Go!!!!!

This is my first practice blog . . . thank you Lyzette for making this happen! I will have limited computer access - they tell me, maybe once a month but I will try to stay in touch as is possible.

Today, just before I am scheduled to leave - I see the dentist for a "surprise: root canal. Better now than 3 weeks from now.

Received my ticket yesterday to report for "staging" in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 11th - staging is more paperwork and some government required information prior to departure on Wednesday night for Kenya!!

I try to accomplish a bit more packing and "getting" ready each day. My goal is to fit 55 years of memories and very little "stuff" into a 5x10 space - lesson in creative stacking.

Thanks to all of my wonderful Florida friends for the "good-bye" get togethers. I will miss you all!!!