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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Reading List

So since I have been in country and the reading habit has come back in full force and I do read fast.

Here is my finished list:
4 Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt or Kurt Austin books. (Sahara, Flood Tide, Serpent & Black Wind) (And 75% through Treasure of Khan) (The puppy sleeps on my stomach or feet as I read.)
An Unsung Hero - Tom Crean Antarctic Survivor
Dark Star - Alan Furst
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Andrew Carnagie biography
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Forever War by John Halderman

And excellent news from Mom, she won a collection of all of the Cussler books on Ebay, each book being like $2 a piece. So I will be swimming, pun intended Cussler Books. (by the way all of his books are ocean/water/boats/swimming/diving oriented) hence the pun.

I very much enjoyed Forever War, Red Mars slow and boring but very interesting, Dark Star was a slug fest to finish, not much a fan of mystery, the biographies were great to learn about people and how they do things. Tom Crean was on the Ernest Shackleton trip and one of the 3 that made it to civilization to save all of the men of expedition. If you don't know the story of Shackleton and the Endurance look it up it is a story that is very true and completely unbelievable and amazing.

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