Monday, July 7, 2008

Into Africa

So I am in Benin, and so far so good. I am a little homesick but starting to get used to it here. Scratch that. I am fooling no one and I am actually very homesick so far. I miss my friends and family, but I am coping. One girl is already leaving because she hates it so much here. Apparently about a third of volunteers end up leaving. I don't have a lot of time right now--I'm in headquarters and there is a line to use the computer. But it is interesting because there is virtually no gas here so it is being sold in the street in clear jars--all smuggled Nigerian gas. The people are very nice. I had zemidjahn training to ride the little motorcycles around and it was a lot of fun. One guy in our group fell through the roof and had to be evacuated to Senegal. Talk about getting off to a good start. I move into my host family on Wednesday, which is exciting and nerve-wracking. Anyway, the line has multiplied a lot. I'll post more soon. MISS YOU ALL!!!!

ps-Love the comment, jan jan. lol. I miss you too and hope your 4th was AMAZING!

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Catherine,
It was so nice to read your first entry! Do it for the Cherry Sisters! Think of it as this: at least a nun is not living next door watching your every move!
Love,
Sam

Aunt Loretta said...

Hello darling .... I'm so glad to get your update and find that you're doing well inspite of being homesick. I've got your number and will be getting a phone card and contacting your shortly. Can't wait to hear your voice! Love and miss you major big time!!

Aunt Loretta