January 19, 2009

Back to Baku

Posted in Journal at 1:08 am by Jenn

We’re back from vacation.  Germany was beautiful as always.  We spent a day in Munich and the rest of the time in Garmisch.  We were anxiously awaiting news about our next post, the news came and we were less than thrilled. 

It seems that the whole, submit your top 3 choices routine didn’t really make a difference when it came to us.  We didn’t get any of our top choices, in fact, we didn’t get a choice at all.  We got assigned to a country that I was not remotely interested in living in due to gang violence and murder statistics.  Needless to say this news kind of put a damper on the vacation, not totally though.  It could have been worse, we could have gotten the news while we were actually in Baku.

Anyway, what it boils down to is that, I said I would not move to that country and so at least for now we’ll be staying in Baku a little longer than anticipated and HOPEFULLY moving when the next group rotates, and I now know that I will not be living in Luxembourg, Ecuador or Brazil in 2009.  BUMMER.

As for vacation, I do have some wonderful pictures and some stories to post about.  I’ll work on that tomorrow.  For now I’m working on getting Christmas decorations put away, unpacking and wishing I’d bought more meat in Germany!



  1. Jessica said,

    Sorry the posting didn’t work out as planned 😦 So this means you’ll be in Baku through March? Just think of all the knitting you can get done! And hey, leaving in March would have sucked because you wouldn’t get the benefit of … spring!

    Looks like we will be here through spring, but even that is still up in the air. This whole thing has been discouraging and I’ve lost all faith in “the system”. There are a few things that I’d like to do in warmer weather though so I’ll be looking forward to those things….and more knitting of course. : )

  2. Jen D said,

    Sorry to hear it Jen, but I know you will make the most of where ever it is you end up 🙂 You’ve become the master of making lemonade-keep up the good work my friend 🙂

    I am GREAT at making lemonade, unfortunately, I’m also TIRED of making lemonade.

  3. clare said,

    Now I am burning with curiosity to what country they did try and assign you to.. hmm.

    Anyway I am sorry it did not work out this time. I am keeping my fingers crossed for next.

    I think we need all the fingers and toes that we can get! Thanks for thinking of us.

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