Fieldset
field trip delayed

Today I am just a little bummed because I was supposed to get out to one of the projects on Sunday, and then the other one the week after.But I found out today, (Thursday = our Friday), that while the former finco and I did a great job checking with the projects about the timelines, we forgot to

Today I am just a little bummed because I was supposed to get out to one of the projects on Sunday, and then the other one the week after.But I found out today, (Thursday = our Friday), that while the former finco and I did a great job checking with the projects about the timelines, we forgot to check with the staff here.So I have a meeting with the auditors and a meeting with the people who approve our visas all scheduled for next week.So, malesh, I must put off the trip for a bit. Which I know will disappoint the expat teams out there since I have promised presents of chocolates and seaweed.

But this delay may in fact be handy since I hadn’t yet purchased a shalwar kameez (traditional garments for women here) to wear in the field.While there are a few of the long shirt/ baggy trouser combinations left in the guesthouse, I have the feeling that either we’ve only had teeeeeeeeensy tiny female expats in the mission or most of the garments have been worn/laundered to exhaustion, (except for the teeeeeensy ones left in the guesthouse of course), since there are none there that come even close to fitting properly. And I think it may defeat the purpose of wearing traditional garments if they are so tight they look like they were painted on.All in all, gotta go shopping before I hit the field!! Yah!! Now if only I could find the stores...