Oh the joys of working in Africa. Hannah’s flight to Agadez was cancelled—the plane broke down and is now supposedly repaired today Wednesday. All the plans here in Agadez have been postponed. Next I get a call from California, Paris and Niamey saying the AIR FRANCE flight is cancelled. So the wandering volunteers get to visit Paris and Casablanca before the adventure in Niger begins. In the event the UNHAS plane from Niamey to Agadez is repaired—they should be here by Friday — two days late—but that is yet to be seen. So for now we wait. At any rate the plans are changing by the minute. The bad news—and good news is that our security detail arranged three months in advance told us yesterday that they have no vehicles for us. So instead of mourning that the mission may not take place because the security is not in place I am cheering because if it were in place we would be paying for at least two days of security with no one to secure! Small favors.
All those bags are full of medicine and every one is exactly at the limit of weight allowance–and stuffed with customs exoneration papers –it isn’t easy being a volunteer.