Got through the first 3 months!

Trip Start Feb 2007
Trip End Apr 2009

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hola!  Well, Ive been in country 6 months and in my actual site 3 months...woo hoo! :)  We just had our 3 month In Service Training, and our whole group was together again for the first time since we swore-in, so it was pretty exciting.  Our training took place in a gorgeous, gorgeous mountain site, and not only was it gorgeous, but it was also about 20 degrees cooler than where I currently live, and that in itself was bliss.  I actually wore my North Face fleece everyday and slept with a blanket at night; you have no idea how wonderful that was.  Its summer time here, and its hot!  Training was good, and I feel like I have a lot of ideas to start working on for the upcoming school year and ways to fund it all.  I now know how to write grants and solicite money from a multitude of places :)  The things I would love to start up though is somekind of resource room for students who need extra help, teacher training sessions, and my ultimate dream would be to build a library here.  Reading for pleasure or really, reading for anything is not done here, and its such a life necessity for these kids to have.  But well see, the year starts up in a couple of weeks, and I have a feeling life is going to be crazy. 
I have been a little frustrated with things in my site these past few days.  I was suppose to be moving out into my own place when I got back, and I thought it was all taken care of, but when I got back from training and went to talk to the woman who I was renting from, she informed me that she had let someone else stay there, but she was sorry.  Right, thanks.  So I went around to some other places that I thought might work, and there is nothing available in my site.  Frustrating.  Even though I love my host family, it is time to move out into my own place, so this little dilema is taking front priority right now.  Im looking into the community where my other school is and hoping that something is available there.  Anything without rats will do, Im not being picky right now. 
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