Thursday, March 4, 2010

T-minus 3 days

Well, this is it! One more weekend and I'm off to training. I found out today that another PCV currently in Senegal was in my piano studio at Interlochen Arts Academy in 2003...what a small world! He'll even be at my training at some point, so we'll get to reconnect (7 years later, 1/2 way around the world!)
Today was also a good day because 1. I finished my taxes, 2. I went snowshoeing with friends behind building 50 at the old state hospital, and 3. I got my Solio solar charger in the mail and was able to play with it a little (luckily it was a sunny day here). It works! Solar power is awesome.
Tonights goal is to finish fitting everything into my luggage so that the rest of the weekend can be spend with my mom, who is getting here tomorrow from Phoenix to enjoy the last few days with me and see me off bright and early Monday morning.
Also had a short chat with my Country Director this morning about arrival and any last minute questions before staging/training. I'm almost ready!


  1. Hi! My name is Dani and i am going to be heading to Burkina Faso as a peace corps volunteer in June. I have been checking out what i'll need to buy before i go i was looking at the Solio today. What do you plan on using it for? It didn't look like it would work with many of electronics and wanted to be sure it would be useful.

  2. Hey Dani,
    well I just got it today so I haven't really had a chance to check it out, but I know it at least works for my current cell phone and my ipod touch. I'm hoping I have the right adapter for the phone I get while I'm there. Not sure if it'll work for charging my camera yet, haven't checked. In general though it works for a lot of different devices, and so far I love it!
    I got it for my phone, ipod, and camera mainly.