I am connected again!
After a month of essentially no communication with the outside world, I now have a cell phone and more regular access to email. It was very exciting to receive my first call, it felt so strange to be talking to my mom in California who had just woken up while I was sitting inside my millet hut at night, 8 hours ahead, hiding from the rain. My number is 011-227-984-21665 and apparently its pretty cheap to call from Skype.
Also thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has written me letters. They make my day everytime and I have lots of time to write back! Just in case I haven’t bugged you with this yet, my address is:
Lisa Curtis, PCV/Corps de La Paix/B.P. 10537/Niamey, Niger
Love and Sand from Niger,