Haiti 2013 or bust
Last month we received some big news. An email from our CDO revealed both of our onward assignments: Haiti in 2013 – together! We are so relieved that it worked out and there is an end in sight for being separated. After I got my DC post, I had to immediately bid with my husband on his bid list for our follow-on assignment. There were only 9 places on the list that would have worked to place us together and Haiti was on of our top choices. We would have taken ANY of the posts on the list, but this post has its advantages in terms of the specific job that L will be doing, proximity to the U.S., and the fact that we’ll get to learn French and hopefully some Creole.
So we just need to get through this year until L moves back to DC in August 2012 and we begin language training together at FSI. I’m curious to see if we’ll be in the same class. Hopefully we’re not too competitive with each other. Then in the summer of 2013 we’ll move to the only country in the Western Hemisphere that is poorer than Nicaragua.
And here’s an unofficial video of the song Haiti by Arcade Fire. Enjoy!