Friday, October 2, 2009

Getting Ready

Well there are 2 and a half weeks left until I leave and the closer it gets the more nervous I get. I'm working on making sure I have everything I need and that it fits in my bags. The luggage limit is annoying but I'm trying to make it work. I finished working on Tuesday and now the rest of my time will be spent with friends and family. Lately I find it interesting to talk to people in LA doing study abroad and listening to their coping techniques for being a foreigner with no friends, trying to speak a language that they are still learning. Thankfully the way Peace Corps sets it up I wont be completely friendless when I arrive and most of our group has actually already introduced themselves to one another. It is still going to be a major adjustment so I'm mostly trying to mentally prepare myself. I just purchased Settlers of Catan to bring with me so that is pretty good insurance on my mental health. Now I just need to learn the Hausa and Zarma words for Wood, Brick, Ore, and Sheep and I'll be ready to go.


  1. do you already have the word for grain down? :P

  2. i need some sheep, care to trade??? :)

  3. Dami means bundle of grain in Hausa.

    Also will trade sheep for brick or wood, I need to build some roads, right now my settlements don't seem to connect...Niger is just too far from So Cal.