Sara at the beachDay 2000 of doing absolutely nothing. Well, it hasn’t exactly been 2000 days and we haven’t exactly been doing nothing. It has, however, been very interesting, boring and numbing being here in San Diego. Days are/were spent at the beach, sleeping in, taking the bus to save money (and to kill time) and watching endless documentaries.



Grandview beach… sweet!Since the weather has turned cold and windy our beach-going days are over. So I had to find something else to occupy my time. Enter: Mervyn’s. Nanci, Alan’s mom, drove past one and saw a “Join Our Team” sign out in front. After finishing the application from hell and giving away more information than even Alan knows, I sat back and waited for them to reject me. Two days went by without a word from them. I thought they had taken my information and emptied my bank account (since it’s so full). Then I got that fateful call… they wanted me to come in for an interview. I don’t know why I was nervous, but the man who did the interview was very nice and I was hired on the spot. Continue Reading


We previously thought we were leaving for Kenya on September 3rd, but the date has been pushed back. Oh well, we’ll get there eventually.

We were recently in Canada where we were taking some VSO training courses and eating awesome shawarmas. For whatever reasons, Ottawa has a large Lebanese population, so there are Shawarma King restaurants on every corner!

I’ve been reading a lot (see my post asking for suggested readings), and Sara’s been studying. Yuck, right? “School’s out forever!” right? Wrong. Sara’s got a very important test coming up in a few weeks in order to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). She’s taking the test next week… wish her luck!