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Journal Entry 30


-Give a man a match, he’ll be warm for a minute. Set a man on fire, he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

Yay. Woke up in yet another another power outage. Someone in the real world wanna count them up for me? I’m too effing lazy, and I can’t count beyond thirty without needing a calculator. Ok, a thing of coffee to keep me from falling asleep. Anyway, no electricity, no washing my clothes, no shower, and, oh joy, the water has decided to go kaput too! I went to the kitchen, only to discover that there was absolutely no water. I tried to sink in the outside room next, and though there was some water, there was almost no pressure, so it basically just fell out a few drops at a time. At least there is drinking water in the fridge and in the water tank. Yay. I have something resembling a hope. Read the rest of this entry »

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Elizabeth and Nataly

Journal Entry 21


-Life, it’s like God’s way of kicking your sorry ass out of heaven and yelling “And don’t come back!”. Death, it’s like God’s way of dragging you back up to heaven by your collar, mumbling “Okay, I think you’ve done enough damage…”

I have no clue what’s going on. Yesterday was a no school day. And I thought it was Friday. So imagine my surprise when I was awoken at five o’clock to get ready for school. On the plus side, I finally got a shower. On the downside, it was still out of a bucket. With cold water. And my stomach still hurts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Journal Entry 16


-If stupidity got us into this mess, why can’t it get us out?

Well, woke up to find myself n the middle of another power outage. Which means no fan, and no computer. Also, no washing my clothes. Which is a big problem, because I only have three bras that fit me, and all are in the laundry. Which I cannot do. So now, I have to wear one of my two back-up bras. Which are too small, and seem to be made for someone with triangle-shaped breasts. Which I do not have. On the very short list of things I do have, is a pulled muscle that freaking hurts, and a mosquito bite on my forearm, which has swollen to be larger than a quarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Elizabeth posing

Journal Entry 5


-C’mon! This cannot be the self-destruct button! If it was, they wouldn’t leave it lying around where anyone could push it!

So, I spent last night in the dark. And heat. Much heat. Because the power went out and stayed that way until early this morning. And according to the family, this happens quite often. It also meant I couldn’t take a bucket-shower until this morning. What a pity.

I met the elusive Elizabeth last night too. She didn’t come in through the window like I was told she would, which must mean that my understanding of Spanish was worse than usual. I did manage to ask her how old she was. 26. And I saw her hand the mom a 10 or 20 dollar bill, which seems to be her rent for bed and food. Read the rest of this entry »

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