Been in Niamey for a week now. I rode my bike in last Sunday, that was a trek. 100km, or about 60 miles, in just under 8 hours. It was a fun ride, but I don't think I'll do it every time I come to Niamey. I've been here working on reorganizing the Hostel in Niamey with Seabass and Alex. We've been ridiculously busy with it for 3 or 4 days now, so I haven't had much time to chat, shop, and do other normal Niamey things. It's enough work to keep us busy for another week, but we all have to go back to the bush today. We're making definite headway, and have a surprising amount of support from the bureau as well as the other volunteers. I expected more volunteers to complain about changes, but they took it vey well and are eager to see the place cleaned up.
I'm going back out to work on the grain bank in full force today. I really want to have it done by Jan 5, but I'm not sure it will happen. I wanted to move out of my village then, but I'm starting to realize that that's not feasible, and I will probably have to do it around the 16th or after. That will aleviate some pressure on the bank, but I worry that it will just let them procrastinate and in 2 weeks we'll be in the same boat we are now.
I need to get a couple things done here at the bureau then head out, so ta ta for now.