Peace Corps has this thing called a 'personal day'. You can take up to one a month. It's kind of like when you don't want to go to school and so you tell your mom that you have a tooth-ache. The only difference being, the pc medical team won't show up and take you to the dentist. Judging by the smiles around me, I'm not sure if there even are dentists.
So, my personal day is today. July 4th. Our nation's sort-of birthday. I'm beginning Team of Rivals, about Lincoln, and going to the beach in an hour to read and wish there were beer and fireworks.
As for that camp in Midelt...
I got onto the bus for the first leg of the journey, with my bag all packed up for a good month's trip. I pull out my phone to send a message to our duty officer, letting him know that I'm leaving site. I see a text message from around midnight the previous night: the camp has been delayed until next week. The boss there didn't get his money from the ministry for the lunches. So I got off the bus and walked to a meeting with our boss in town who told us we probably won't have our camp either. Here's hoping the one in Ifrane pulls through.
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