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, November 9, 2010

1st Tired day

Monday was the first day in Swaziland that I really felt tried, like exhausted tired. But then I have been going very hard (although not long hours) since June 26th. With really only one weekend off where I literally shut myself in my apt and did nothing but read and play video games that was 3 weeks ago and after 3 months straight of Swazi/PC stuff + soccer. I have to figure out how to get some time off.

The soccer season ends in mid-December and the office closes down around the same time, so I got that on the horizon.

I left work early went home took a nap, went to a soccer meeting, came home got to bed early and today feel much better.

Oh, all of those bumps are all gone, so Bread and I are both Mange free, although he does get another bath today. He gets one every week for 3 wks with the stuff.


  1. Glad you'll have some off coming up on the horizon ... you need it ... you've been going full-steam ahead ever since you got there. Glad you had a good night's rest, and the mange is cleared up. Love, Dad

  2. Just because you get paid a minimum stipend 24/7 (your readjustment allowance for completion of service) doesn't mean that you can't take a break and rest sometimes. You and Bread need some time to relax. [now to read about work]