Cancled A-100, green beer, and Cotonou

Green tower I

Last week, I got the sad (horrific, devastating, WORLD ENDING) news that there won’t be a May A-100 class. A-100 is also known as “orientation” or as I like to call it, “Diplomat School”. HR asked me to keep it under my hat for a few days, but it looks like the news is already out through other sources. Bertrand and I were hoping to be home as soon as July, possibly September, but with no May class, it’s looking less and less likely.

The good news is that now we’ve got plllleeeennntttyyyyyyy of time to wrap things up in Cotonou. In fact, we’re feeling so good about staying here that Bertrand just filed the papers to open a new business! Also, I am buying a food processor. If we’re going to be here for a while, I’ve got to find a vegetable chopping solution. Perhaps you think that the business and food processor are unrelated. In that case, my friend, you are very very wrong! I need to shave some serious time off of my food prep if we’re going to make this new venture successful.

I spent the week taking pictures of Cotonou, as I’ve been tasked with updating the embassy’s Bidder/ New Arrival information. It’s the excuse I needed to start carrying my camera around with me everywhere I go. Now that we may be leaving, I’m excited to take the photos I’ve been neglecting for the last several years.

Somehow I don’t think the pictures of green beer at Livingstones will make the cut. ;)

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