My big project, Finishing the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center, the PCPP


Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP) with the Nhlangano Town Council (NTC)

First application draft submitted Feb, 2011
Approved & Funding Begins on PC website May 17th
Construction started on Oct 24th.
All exterior construction done by Dec 20th.
Grand Opening Jan 5th, 2012
Round 2 of the Funding arrives in early January.
Interior Only Construction Restarts Jan 16th.
Construction all done Feb 16th (minus a million tiny To Do's)
Project Officially Closed May 4th, 2012

Let the children play, learn & be safe.

As of Aug 25th, 2012, I am no longer a PCV, I am now RPCV (Return Peace Corps Volunteer). This blog is my experience in Swaziland between June of 2010 & Aug of 2012. Enjoy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day Off

First complete Day Off in weeks.

Spent it at the Orion by the pool, doing high speed internet, relaxing and more relaxing.


  1. Good for you ... all work and no play is no good. Glad ya' had some down time to relax by a pool. Betcha that felt good!

  2. I really enjoy reading about your experiences here. By starting at the bottom of the "recent posts", I can keep them in chronological order and watch the progress of housing/mouse, soccer, etc. Charlie

  3. Hope all is well. Keep the updates coming. Are you doing anything fun for your birthday? Have a great one.

  4. just came back from the reunion of my peace corps training group (summer of 1964). we discussed PCVs past and present and then voted unanimously..... (am i allowed to use colorful euphemisms in this blog??) ok, so we voted that present day PCVs have no idea what being culturally isolated is... there were folks in my group who had no water, phones, electricity, toilets... in fact we often wondered what ever happened to them!!! ENJOY IT ALL.... IT IS ALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE.