Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm alive!

I'm alive! I'm in Zambia! I didn't drop off the face of the Earth! That's the good news. The bad news is my lack of connectivity. I've so many things to say and so little time to say them. I won't be able to give any good detailed updates until after training. I wrote a long post last night, but now have only 10 minutes before I head back to my host family. Long story, but I'll save the post for later and for now give you my mailing information.

Please write me! I'll make all efforts to get back with you. Any and all mail is welcome. Packages, letters, postcards and fanmail. I don't care if you know me or not...all Peace Corps volunteers love receiving mail. And, it's downright embarassing when some whipper-snapper gets 6 letters to my none. Isn't that the advantage of 10 extra years? 10 more years of friends and connections. Write me, people. The Paddle has spoken.

Jenny Haddle, PCV
c/o Peace Corps
PO Box 50707
Lusaka, Zambia

If you have a hankering to hear my sweet voice, please dial 011-26-097-332-0966. Call anytime. I only keep my phone on when I want to take phone calls. Remember that I'm 7 hours ahead of you Eastern coasters. Also, if you want to send a package, here are some suggestions: good coffee (ground local brands and/or instant Starbucks), good dark chocolate, wet wipes (travel packs), books, flashdrives with music (keep me up-to-date), movies, tv shows, Marie Sharps fiery hot sauce, magazines (no beauty crap though, only 'zines with substance), Bath & Body works lotions, shampoo, conditioner (my fav. scent is Moonlight Path). Ok, enough for now. I have to jet. Packages not required but anyone that sends one is in my debt forever.

I'll check in again as soon as possible. Maybe with pictures. Sending love out into the universe!!

Law #8 (Commandment #1): Thou shalt send an abundance of mail to the Paddle in order for her harvest of home love to exceed the bounty of other trainees/volunteers.