March 20, 2004
Dad is so enthusiastic, any apprehension I thought he had disappeared in excitement echoing through his voice. Ready for anything, ready to land in Africa and experience the daily life of his 33 year old daughter. I neglected to tell him that the electricity has been out for 3 days (there's a serious break down in the main line out of Yaoundé), the water has stopped running and the phones go in and out. But it will probably be the cold showers, bumpy roads and noise of the night creatures and the foam bed that cause him to lose sleep.