Accepted to Peace Corps! But…

On August 16th Leslie and I got the word from the Peace Corps that we’d been accepted and were going to Guatemala!  But… we knew a huge hurricane was coming up the Gulf and the next day Harvey flooded vast portions of Houston and the southern coast of Texas.

FEMA immediately called us up and we knew we’d be doing disaster relief work in Texas for a few months.  Then a month later, just 2 days before our staging in Miami, hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and FEMA transferred me there a few days later.

We reached out to the Peace Corps in Guatemala to see if we could show up “late” but were told no, we’d miss too much of the initial training.   They recommended that we catch the next cycle next year.  But we’re disappointed because we’d worked so long, so hard (and spent a lot of $$!) to get to that point with the PC door closed for now.

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