Friday October 22, 2010 | Transfrontier Africa | Michael Scholl

Friday October 22, 2010

Dear Diary,

I woke up with a start early this morning and with a sudden urge to go and draw on the roof, so I took my computer, pencils, paper and books, and I got dressed. While I was preparing myself, I made more noise then I intended do and woke Solange up. I said sorry and made my way out to the watch tower. I sat down and decided to first do some homework. First 20 minutes went by great and I got a lot of work done, but then Goosy came. First, she sat on my lap for a few minutes so I could keep on writing, but then she started trying to bite my fingers so i couldn’t lower my fingers without risking a bite. So for 10 minutes I was sitting with my hands in the air waiting for that mangoose to get off my lap. I couldn’t keep it up any more though so I tried to get her off me by holding her and dropping her off, and she bit me hard! I gave a yelp and jumped of my chair were I was sitting, and so then finaly goosy fell of. I started walking around with my computer, checking if goosy was following me and mostly she wés. It took me another couple of minutes to get her to stop following me and so I could finally continue my work. Not that long after, people were coming out of their bunks and we had breakfast. Around 8.00 a.m we had a quick breakfast and we got into the truck to do the job we wer supposed to have done the day before. Check if the fence was broken. We had already been driving for a good 20 minutes when Tim said through the radio that everything was okay and that he repaired the fence. We were 5 minutes away from the fence so

we went anyways, just so that they could show us how the electric fence looked like and check if Tim did the job correctly. Craig seemed satisfied with his work so we went to the entrance of the reserve so that we could see what was the power source of the fence. We later went back to the camp and we had a nice cold salad, because we had been dying of heat that day. We shortly after went to the pool again and that is where I am now. It is so hilarious, because we are trying to set Craig and Amy up, and personally I think our plan might work. I really hope it does, because Craig needs and deserves someone that takes care of him. Anyways Diary, I will tell you how the plan works out later!! Wish us luck!

written by Diane Danneels (International Baccalaureate IB Class of 2012 student)


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