Monday, September 3, 2007

Rough day today.

Today we were all back at our placements after most of the volunteer group here went on a weekend-long safari. I mentioned in an earlier post that thus far Sarah and I had escaped the possible side effects of our malaria medication, which include severe depression and nightmares. Yesterday, the nightmares kicked in for both of us and today the mode is depressed. We're still having a great time in Africa and enjoying the experiences, but the medication is starting to make things tough.

On Wednesday, we get a day off from our placements and we're traveling to the town of Marangu on the foothills of Kilimanjaro. That should be a lot of fun.


tales_from_the_crib said...

sorry about the nightmares...i hate those...but at least you know it's just the meds...hope you guys have fun in Marangu on wednesday!

Mom said...


Agh. Hope the nightmares and ickies don't last long. Hang in there. Be careful with what you eat and drink.

Miss you much,

Mario said...

Jones! ;-)
Allow me to suggest a "silver lining" to your challenges. Your nightmares may not be any more challenging than what the villagers live through every day. Fortunately you and Sarah are there to at least "plant a tree" to help make their futures more comfortable. When the depression wears off, your regained optimism may help you to uncover and identify more opportunities for "quick victories" assistance to the villagers.

We're all so very proud of you!