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D.R.S. : Decapitated Rooster Syndrome
I'm still going insane with preparations, but it all got a bit loosened up with a few new developments.
Yesterday, I did not buy a big wheeled suitcase for my travel.
Truth is, I completely forgot. I did go to the French consulate with my emergency letter to get my passport released faster. Got there just a bit after public hours and had to stalk the embassy clerk on her cigarette break to give my letter. Called today, my passport will be ready on the 14th.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Wonderboy Nxumalo from Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio(photo by Anthony Bannister), elephant in Hluhluwe game reserve,basket by Beauty Ngxongo, historic Nova Constantia from www.nancycrow.comI did also complete some paperwork for work, and got some real cool news. I will be leaving a week later, and Cameroon has been replaced by South Africa on my schedule. Even though I was looking forward to visiting the country where my dad started his development career 30some years ago, I'm very excited to get a chance to travel in South Africa. Also solves my visa issue as Canadians don't need a visa to get there.
I paid a goodbye visit to the people at the Mountain. It was a bit emotional as I really spent a lot of time patrolling this summer, with being without a job and all...
This morning, I bought a huge, professional, wheeled suitcase for my travels. On a 2 year warranty and at a very reasonable 60 bucks. Emptied out my locker with Dave. I was supposed to hang out with my mum and pack my bags, but she cancelled so now I'm on my own. It's done and taken care of, and I also packed whatever clothes I don't take with me to store at the cottage or to give to the poor.
On Friday, I will pay a goodbye visit to my ex-boss, to the people at the Mountain and to the YWCA staff. I will also do the laundry and wash all my stuff to be packed. Dave and I should go buy paint for the next day as well.
Saturday the 10th, the movers are taking all the furniture Dave isn't keeping to the country house for storage. That, and all the boxes I have packed. Dave and I will take the day to paint his apartment.
Sunday, I have off.
Monday, I have nothing to do.
Tuesday, Dave is moving into his place. I'll be tagging along as it is meant to be my regular squat.
AT THIS POINT, ALL IS TAKEN CARE OF. I WILL START TO BREATHE AGAIN... :)
Thursday, I'll will go shop for clothes with my mum.
The rest of the week, I take off, except that I'll have to drive my car to the cottage.
Suddenly, I also have a whole week of doing nothing.... since I fly directly from Montreal to Conakry on the 24th.
So, please tell me : GUYS, DID I FORGET ANYTHING ?
Where am I going ?
First : Guinea
Then : South Africa
Thanks, Qalamana in Senegal, for posting on my guest map !
My guest map is wonderful ! And you'd all be wonderful to post, all of you lurk mode readers!
Thanks and may the winds of Fate blow your way !