I am waiting for Polaroid film we ordered to be delivered so I can send Caitlin’s next box – so hopefully later this week.
I had a little sticker shock today when I opened the t-mobile bill. I assumed there would be a cost to texting, and it is still so worth it, but yikes! At .50 cents a text it adds up pretty quick. Caitlin can receive texts at no cost but each text she sends has a fee. It is a huge relief to be able to hear from her and know she is okay but we may need to be a little more moderate with the texting.
With that said, it has been nice to hear her updates the past couple weeks. Classes continue to go well but she is anxious to get to her site and get a place of her own. Living out of a suitcase for the past 2 1/2 months is getting old. She will complete her Pre-service training in the next few weeks and should travel to her site the first or second week of April. She was running a low-grade fever for a few days but it seems to have passed so that is good. She is pretty much continuing her nearly vegan diet because butter is expensive and milk is pretty rare, plus she doesn’t really know that she would like the milk if she did drink it. She is eating eggs and the rest of her diet is mostly lentils yellow peas, beets, potatoes, carrots, rice, jalapeno cabbage and greens. She said fruit is pretty rare but she will sometimes get bananas which she said taste so much better than she remembers them tasting here – which may be because she has so little options haha. She said she has also had mango and pineapple but not frequently. Catilin said she thinks she will eat Doro Wot, which is a traditional Ethiopian dish served during holiday, if it is served at Easter. It is a chicken stew that includes boiled eggs. We served Doro Wot at Caitlin’s going away party if you were there and able to try it.
Wajjin hahsa’un kenya na gammachiseera – It was nice talking to you