My head is finally back above water.
Yesterday, I spent half of the day recruiting students for our new class at UTESA University in a neighboring community. It was great. UTESA is letting us borrow a few classrooms and it is a wonderfully modern campus!
I had a big plate of rice and beans and then started writing 31 résumés for the students from my vocational training program at 2pm. I finished around 1am, stopping only to do another INSANITY workout video. Writing one résumé can be mind-numbing. 31 Spanish résumés resulted in me drinking two liters of orange soda, listening to 7 hours of The Economist audio version, making coffee at 10:30pm and storing the sugar in the freezer (yep, after two years with no refrigeration, I have a freezer and no shame about it). Although I was thoroughly confused and cross-eyed by the time it was over, I think that they look pretty good.
Today and Friday, we have practice work interviews with our students before testing their abilities with actual managers from local hotels, restaurants and shops.
Let’s get these hardworking students employed! Peace Corps, Hoorah.
Post Script Fun Fact About Spanish! Yesterday, I learned that Microsoft Word doesn’t handle semicolons and commas correctly in Spanish; instead, when using either, it is appropriate to put a space on either side of the symbol.
Áreas : Primeros auxilios ; higiene y manejo de heridas ; cuidados generales del paciente geriátrico y recién nacido ; seguridad y prevención de accidentes en el hogar ; uso, preparación y administración de medicamentos (inyecciones, pastillas, catéter intravenoso) ; manejo de fiebre y deshidratación ; nutrición ; medidas de higiene y prevención ante enfermedades infectocontagiosas.
Now you can go on living your life.