Irenasjourney Blog

3 weeks at site
August 25, 2009, 10:16 am
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So i’ve been at my permanent site for 3 weeks now. This place is great! Being done with training brings such a feeling of freedom. Ahh, i can breathe. I have my own space and well, everday is Saturday :). I live with a wonderful family; the Mashenene’s and my house is one room about 3/4 the size of my living room in NC. It’s definitely something to get used to, but also a lot less to clean. I have a light…my family has electricity so they have wired a light bulb in for me and that is wonderful. Another pro is that my water source in my yard so i only have to carry my buckets 10-15 steps to my house. My floor is concrete which is not that good because it’s impossible to keep clean. This place is very dusty/ sandy so…i sweep everyday. I have met a ton of people including the police and the cheif of my village. The village i live in is called Ha Molemane and it’s pretty big. It took me 30 minutes to walk to the cheif’s house but he seems like a great man so i hope to visit him again sometime soon. I live close to a couple other PCVs and next to a wonderful couple from England. It’s great to be around people that i can talk to you and relate with.
I’ve met with my weavers too. They are amazing women and a load of fun. They have such wonderful energy and i can’t wait to really get started working with them. We have a meeting coming up and i have come up with a few ideas so far to help with their business. i’ll let you all know how it goes…
I cant wait to get some pics up to show you guys where i live and my town and village. it’s so different than anything i’ve ever seen.
Some interesting things i have seen so far are:
A group of five 12 year olds beating the crap out of some empty plastic bottles with sticks πŸ™‚
A man with a hat made out of a skinned cat holding a monkey and feeding it an orange πŸ™‚
and i had a great plate of food while sitting on some tree stumps πŸ™‚
I’ve also seen some amazing scenery…just sitting on a cliff and overlooking fields and or a village.
Something interesting here is there is not really any fast food places, unless you are in Maseru, so in town you can buy plates of food. Like at the tree stump place which was fenced in with tin, we ordered a plate of meat (pork) and sat there and ate it. we brought our own drinks…and my new friend had his car washed. In america, you dont go order a plate of meat…but in lesotho you do. Meat is a delicacy πŸ™‚ You know, cuz i dont have a fridge- LOL
Well, i guess that’s it for now.
Talk to you all soon…take care


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That poor cat! I wish I were there instead of in this cubicle.

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