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when I saw the jumbo canisters of Crisco at the Lebanese supermarket. I'll be in the land of lard soon enough!

We sold most of our stuff, thankfully, and what doesn't sell we'll just give away or store at MoBob's friend's place until it does sell. Nice to have some cash in hand, anyway. We cleared out the storeroom, packed DVDs and CDs that were in a cabinet we sold, and started to pack our bags. Tomorrow is a holiday and I hope to finish packing my two largish bags then. I keep trying to tell myself: if I need it, I can buy it. Definitely one advantage of traveling to the US!

I bought some goodies for my mom and some friends at the Village Artisanal which is an air-conditioned, no hassle, fixed priced venue for arts and crafts. It's interesting because I think Burkina Faso pales in comparison to Mali, Niger, Ghana, and other neighboring countries when it comes to African art but this is the most tourist-friendly place I've shopped at. Although the woman at the cash register said that she saw me on TV. Huh?

Confidential to vasco_pyjama and hatter_anon: good luck on your respective transitions, gals. I'm with ya!
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On August 15th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Thanks ticklethepear!

I keep trying to tell myself: if I need it, I can buy it.
I wish I did the same. My backpack is bursting and my bank account is not so healthy! Oh well, all part of the adventure I guess :)

Glad to hear your own transition is going well.
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On August 16th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'd be doing the same as you though if I were going anywhere else but the US. Better overpacked than desperate, I reckon. (I had my mom send peanut butter when I lived in Canberra!)
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