T Minus One to Liftoff

Tomorrow we head up to Dabola and then Wednesday to Bamako. It is frustrating dealing with Peace Corps, in that we don’t know what we can believe that they tell us. The problem with not being completely open about information from the beginning is that people stop believing what is said. So most of us believe we wont be coming back, and if we aren’t, I would like to know that now so that I can say goodbye properly to my family and friends. If we might be, then that’s okay, but I don’t know whether I can trust what is said.

Anyway, I have yet to pack or think at all about how to get ready. I was up at 4:30 this morning thinking about leaving, and I will probably be up very late tonight getting ready. I wonder when we will be leaving in the morning. Also we turned down a ride for an American who is not a volunteer, supposedly because our car is full. We will see if that is true when we get picked up. Yet another piece of potential misinformation.

Yet my frustration is probably coming through too strongly here. Its just that I would like to know what is happening and what will happen, but we can’t really know that yet.

If we are officially evacuated, I don’t really know what happens, but I am under the impression that we will be given a choice of some other countries to go to.

Anyway, I don’t know if I will have easy ways of updating this for the next few weeks, we will see though.

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