We are in full on prep mode at the Hoffman Headquarters right now. Last minute nursery details, yardwork getting to "maintenance only mode" (yeah right), some final house projects coming to completion.
Official game clock is at 17 days, 1 hour and 2 minutes to touch down in Addis Ababa, but hey who's counting?
Today I was able to check one more thing off the "to-do" list (and Laura did it last week). Completing our vaccinations. And let me just be truthful - needles stink. Yeah, I know - "But Tymm, you have those tattoos." That doesn't mean I am some crazy needle fetish guy into pain or anything. Needles still stink.
Now don't get me wrong - I'd take a 50cc syringe of Clorox Bleach to the eye if it meant getting to go bring Meron home right now. Fortunately travel to Ethiopia doesn't require that (whew).
Actually - they don't require much at all but they do recommend quite a few things. And after having the cheapskate scared out of me by some handouts from the Health Department - I decided to get poked to the tune of this:
- Yellow Fever
- Hep A / Hep B combo (thats three shots thank you very much)
So I went to my flag football game tonight with 3 Scooby Doo band-aids on my arms. That's just how tough I am.
But needles still stink.