Displaced Yankee Productions | Countdown to Friday

Countdown to Friday

Nothing makes a trip to a third world country seem more real than a prescription for Malaria on your dining room table. With only two days to go before my still photographer, Theresa and I take off for Cambodia for the first of four production trips for “Small Voices” I have quickly discovered my normal method of packing is not going to work, apparently I can’t just dump the contents of my dresser haphazardly into my suitcase. I’m going to have to go against my own nature and actually PLAN to pack. My sisters will never let me live it down. My apartment looks like it was run over by a Rite Aid. The generous donations of friends and family have resulted in thousands of vitamins, hundreds of dental supplies, games, school supplies and other gifts. I’m wondering what the baggage guy is going to make of my suitcases. One alone is stuffed with toothbrushes, toothpastes and Disney floss. If they get suspicious, I can claim I have OCD about dental hygiene.
Theresa and I have spent a ton of time on the phone agreeing we have not enough time to get everything done. I know it will all come together, it just would be nice if it did with enough time for sleep. We both received the last of our vaccination shots this week: Hepatitis A&B, Tetanus/diphtheria Typhoid…. The doctor said not only would we be protected for Cambodia but having the A&B series was probably good for living in Los Angeles anyway. Hmmmm.

 
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