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One year plus has passed since the first entry in the journal. Hooray? THE milestone. I had hoped to mark the day (25th Oct.) with a nice, long journal entry but no luck as it turned out the U.S. invaded Grenada (which did not please me at all) the same day as our anniversary of entering the Peace Corps machine. So last week was a loss to me as local events surpassed personal milestones. I have been unsettled the past week for several reasons. First of all, the Grenada thing just threw me off balance. I didn't agree with the U.S. policy or action and spent the rest of the week trying to formulate a personal stand on the issue (which is not in line with local support). Plus this transfer to labour has been hanging like a Sword of Damocles over my head. I'm not real pleased at the rationale nor the process under which the proposed transfer is taking place. Add to that a sudden burst of activity in getting this marketing intelligence position off the ground and you get an idea of what is going on in my head. Lots of mental activity with very little concrete change taking place. Plus I'm having surgery done on my other ear this morning so things are rather discombobulated just now. More later.