June 22, 2018. God is testing me, still. So, at least, I will get a hot shower and a hot breakfast. No hot water? I neglected to mention that this a real college dorm, which means the entire floor shares a bathroom. I have never had to wait, so, (aside from the rapid accumulation of hair all over the floor), no problem. But today, when I really needed one, I washed my hair with cold water leaning over the handicap shower. Apparently, the whole building has been without since yesterday. Nice. I went to my new class, where I started at the same place as three years ago, learning the alphabet and very simple sentences. My classmates seem advanced in their skills for the material. Many already speak Arabic. I like the teacher, but her accent is very different and I have not tuned my ear yet. It will take me some time to get over the set-back, and the desire to burst into flames all day, but I will. I am sure that daily set-backs will be part of the daily Peace Corps life, so good practice, right? For today, I was just so emotionally racked, that after a little printing at the library, I just-took-a-nap. I checked a few (of the thousand waiting) emails and went to the required movie. No sub-titles this time. My former classmates found me hiding at the top of the theater and sat with me. Good way to end the day, feeling a little love. They are going to San Francisco tomorrow (no class on Saturday) and so I tried to explain the hot spots (fish + man for Fisherman’s Wharf, etc LOL). As for me, that nap today just means I have double homework for tomorrow, and laundry.
See Spot Run
By Linda Neal|2018-06-23T01:24:19-07:00June 23rd, 2018|College Life at Middlebury|0 Comments
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