Consumables Shopping: Afghanistan Edition

A selection of our preferred consumable items.We had our consumables packout last week. We’re sending 760 pounds of personal hygiene and beauty products, cleaning supplies, snacks, nonperishable foods and other goods to Afghanistan. This is separate from the roughly 600+ pounds of clothes and housing items we shipped directly from El Salvador.

Packout Prep: Salvadoran Edition

Our packout is this week. Kail and I have spent a couple hours a day over the last two weeks sorting and organizing and labeling and donating and yes, tossing. This is our first post, which means we just went through this whole rigamarole of paring down before moving here. We haven’t even lived in ElContinue reading “Packout Prep: Salvadoran Edition”

Spanish Friday: Aprobada para Afganistán

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Faltan tres meses hasta que salgamos de El Salvador. Ya estamos preparándonos para mudarnos a Afganistán. Hemos recibido unas noticias importantes en las últimas días, incluyendo mi autorización médica.Aprobada para Kabul.

Staying Present

Right now, I am trying not to think about Afghanistan. We still have several months left to enjoy in El Salvador. I’m not letting myself think about what to pack and consumables shipments and wardrobe decisions and the million other questions I know I will have as we get closer to our arrival date. I am tryingContinue reading “Staying Present”

Kabul, Confirmed

I accepted a job in Kabul so it looks like we are definitely both going to Afghanistan for our next tour. I wouldn’t say I’m excited per se — not the same way I was really looking forward to moving to El Salvador (albeit with a mix of nervousness and anticipation). But I do think theContinue reading “Kabul, Confirmed”