Monday, February 25, 2008

Travel Plans!

Hey everyone!

Ok so here are the travel plans as they stand so far......

Departing Milwaukee, WI March 16th 7:00am
Arriving Detroit, MI March 16th 9:14 am
Departing Detroit, MI March 16th 10:14 am
Arriving Philadelphia, PA March 16th at 11:45am

Staging is at the Sheraton University Center March 16th - 18th.

Leaving Philly March 18th at 11:00 am to head to JFK.
Departing JFK at 6:45 pm
Arriving Munich, Germany 8:00 am March 19th
Departing Munich, Germany 10am March 19th
Arriving Tirana, Albania 12:00pm March 19th.

I can't believe staging is in 3 weeks! I still have a week and a half of work to do. Then there's all the packing to do, good-byes to say and last minute details to take care of. I can't believe it's almost here! I'm so ready to get going I just wish work was over. I'm sick of working overnights and I'm tired of the naughty kids I teach swim to. Only a few more days then its time to hit the road!

Leslie :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Lost in the Snow

This winter has been so terrible! Yesterday we got 14 inches of snow. That's on top of the 5 we already had on the ground. And they are saying we're probably getting more today! I shoveled 5 times yesterday. I had to shovel out the coffee shop and the house. My dad has been gone since Sunday on his little Washington D.C. vacation that my mom and I got for him for his birthday. How convienent. My hands hurt and my back hurt like no other.

Before I could come to the coffee shop today to shovel I had to shovel out the end of our driveway which was blocked by ridiculously heavy snow. Then I got to the coffee shop to see that the stupid plows pushed almost all the snow from the road up onto the sidewalk. The side is now completely impassable unless you're ready to be shoulder deep in snow. I have a little path in front and three openings to the road so people can get in without having to walk the half a block that's still covered in snow.

I keep asking people what the weather is like in Albania and they say that its really hot in the summer but gets really cold in the winter. I asked how much snow and they said not really any at all. I am so ready to be there instead of here! I found out from my placement officer that the staging is going to be in Philly. That made my day. I'm so excited that the day I leave here is getting closer. I keep thinking about packing and stuff that I still need to get. One month left of work and then a week after that I leave! Let's hope I don't drown in the snow before that day gets here!

Hope everyone else is staying warm/dry/safe!
Leslie :)