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Quick water update: We haven’t had water for a full day yet. But each day it comes on for a longer period than the previous, and the water is a little more clear every time. But I heard through the grape-vine that it’s supposed to go out all weekend again, like last weekend. Bummer! At […]

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Last night when I got home from school, the water was, again, not on. Apparently, it shut off right after I left for class yesterday and stayed off all day. Guess the water problem wasn’t resolved… as I suspected.At about 10pm last night I heard the toilet running, so I turned the faucet on and […]

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A most interesting event happened Saturday at about 3pm. Almost the entire city of Dakar lost access to running water! I had been out with the family visiting friends, and when we came back, all I wanted to do was wash my hands. I immediately went to the bathroom, turned the tap on, and nothing […]

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I’ve been in touch a little bit over the last few months with members from Daara J, that band I saw in Chicago in July which served as a sort of turning point in my thoughts on going to Africa. Well, Tuesday night one of them, Faada Freddy, came over to my house. He originally […]

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Well, it was both an excellent and a horrible weekend. Friday night, Moussou and I decided to make spaghetti, which was very exciting for me because it was vegetarian and familiar! We had fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and cheese, and we made the sauce ourselves! The only thing missing was whole wheat pasta, but all […]

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