Monday, January 09, 2006

This is it...

I take off from Wichita in less than 12 hours.  I'm not even really nervous right now, which surprises me.  I guess it's because there's not much I can do.  I've packed, and anything I don't have, I'll do without.  There's nothing I need to do before I leave, just get up and go. 

It will probably hit me on the plane, maybe not even until I'm flying over the ocean.  It's just kind of wierd, this has been something I've talked about for over a year now, and I'm actually going through with it.  It's not just one of those hairbrained schemes I have that never amount to anything.  I'm actually going to Africa to live for two years, HOLY CRAP!!!

I won't be able to post while I'm in training, so there will definitely be a gap of about three months, but no worries, I'll be back on asap.  I'm not sure I'll get to post again before then, so goodbye all, I'll miss you!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

I got an awesome hat!

I found it when I was shopping with my brother in Wichita. Isn't it awesome?! For the most part, I'm ready, just a couple of things to pick up yet, and then fitting everything into the suitcases. I've been fiddling with it, and I think all those hours of tetris are going to come in handy ;-).

FYI, here is my address while I'm at training. It will change in about three months, but I'll let you all know. When I'm there I'll know more about what can be safely mailed, but only letters for now (though it's good to know you all will send me things if I need them).

Jimmie Klein, PCT
Corps de la Paix
B. P. 10537
Niamey, Niger
West Africa

Friday, January 06, 2006

Only 3 days to go.... holy crap!

Well, I'm leaving home Monday morning. As time gets nearer, I'm more and more aprehensive about going, but I would kick myself forever if I didn't at least give it a go. I can always come back early, though I'm hoping not to have to. I'm starting to finalize my packing list, and figure out how everything will fit together. I won't have email for quite a while, not until after training, so updates will be sparadic at best, but I'll try. My phone is being shut off on Sunday, so that's the last day to call. I will find out what my address is and post it on here before I leave. I'm going to try to send a link to this blog to everyone I can think of, but feel free to share with anyone who might be interested.

Well, back to packing.