27 October 2008
My HOUSE in Maradi.
So, kind of an upgrade from the hut in Hamdallaye right? All is going well, and I finally got my house weeded. This was a week of many firsts:
1. First time a group of Nigeriens and I roasted marshmallows on the side of the road! Very fun, except I couldn't really explain to them why exactly we eat marshmallows.
2. First case of intestinal bacteria! Yeah, not pretty. Put me out for four days. But I'm cured now, thanks to the healing powers of Auntie Wanda's Grapefruit Seed Extract
3. First snake sighting! The guys that I sit with, along with the entire Firefighting force, found an extremely poisonous snake and quickly chopped its head off. Yeah, I know
4. First time I shared some Obama merchandise with some of my coworkers!
Hopefully next week, America will have another historic "FIRST!" event!
Posted by Ryan Forbes Morris at 9:27 AM