This last week, we had volunteer visits, which is insane because it feels like not that long ago I was visiting Jonathan over in Recta. Remember this post? That was a YEAR ago! WHAT. Anyways, I had a G40 aspirante named Nick come down to San Jose Boqueron and spend the week with me. He was cool to hang out with and basically game for anything, so we made a new compost pile, visited with my contact, took a look at my demo-plot, and discussed a lot about what living the life of a volunteer is like.
Its crazy because so many of the questions he asked are the same ones that had me so concerned back when I was an aspirante. He is way more go-with-the-flow than I ever was, and I think he is going to be a great volunteer. So much of getting through training is all about attitude and whether you can stay positive. He doesn`t seem to have a problem with that, so he will be fine.
We also got to go to a comitè meeting and climb the cerro, which I have been waiting almost a full year to do. It was pretty incredible! It also reminded me that, while I walk like 20 miles a week, I am still not conditioned for heavy exercise. The climb was pretty intense!
|Rolando, Guillermo, me, and Nick on the cerro.|
|Me with Guillermo (11) and Rolando (15)|
|Johnny, la genta estan muy loca...|
I have some video I really need to get edited and posted. Oh, and FYI, one project I have been working on is this abonos verdes (green manures) blog, so feel free to check it out at http://abonosverdespy.blogspot.com. I still have a ton of work to do on it, but Im getting their. Alrighty, more to come soon -- I promise!