Friday, November 16, 2012

Over the Hill

Tuesday marked my half-way point of being in Paraguay. Hard to believe!  It's all down hill from here.  I also found out that I'm getting a few new Ag volunteers from the new group in the Ybycui area next month, which is really exciting.  I'll get to meet them early next week when they are here for future site visits.  More to come.  One of them is from Ohio though, so that's unfortunate, haha.  jk jk.

I'm sitting here with my Economic Development counterpart, Ken, and we're just hanging out today.  He's moving into his new house, which I'm eager to take advantage of.  He has a toilet!

I have to admit, I haven't been feeling so hard-working lately.  I have so many plans, but I don't want to start anything until after I get back from the United States in January.  I need to track down some blueprints for a pig pen somewhere, and I have some new seeds I need to plant in my demo plot.  I also want to do a couple of charlas for the women's committee that I work with... so many plans, so little action.

Here's a list of  things that I'm pretty into right now:
-My hammock
-the song "Good Time" by Owl City
-Not doing laundry (all my clothes are dirty... oh well)
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Kumanda yvyra'i.  I planted TONS of it.
-Dreaming about Taco Bell
-Dreaming about McDonalds
-Dreaming about Jets Pizza
-Survivor: Philippines
-Homemade cinnamon chips

So yeah, I realize these last few updates have been weak.  I just need to motivate myself to edit all of my videos together and get them posted.  Hopefully that will happen.

1 comment:

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Paraguay? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Paraguay in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez