Wednesday, May 15, 2013


In the course of a conversation about English teaching techniques and teacher training with a colleague this morning, I was informed that we have 309 days remaining until our official close-of-service date on March 20, 2014.

This particular colleague has a countdown app on her iPhone. Such calculations are well beyond the capacity of my Samsung Hero, which, while it will convert temperatures, lengths, weights, and a few other units between metric and American units, has nothing to say about the passage of time, except always to reset to January 1, 2010, when the battery is removed and replaced.

According to the online calculator I used to verify my fellow PCV's iPhone, we do in fact have 309 days left, not including March 20 (which I suppose is relevant, considering that will be the day we're released from our vows as PCVs). By the time that day actually rolls around, we will have been here for a whopping 799 days. (Minus the 10 or so that we spent in India.) But still, nearly 800 days away from home. That means we're just over 61% done with our service.

And that means....

Well, I'm not really sure. But I thought I'd share.