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Green hot pepper…stuff

The last few days have been extremely busy, so I was glad to learn that today was going to be pretty slow. We got up at 6 to have breakfast and then did some work on the site tools so  that every unit has the appropriate tools. After that we just hung out and got to know some of the new folks that have come this year. Tomorrow is going to be a very early one. We are expected to be in the field tomorrow at 5am. For those of you that didn’t know, there is indeed a 5am, and it is just as bad as you might expect it to be.

So all this week we have been making our own lunches. We have been eating pita, smoked chicken deli meat, hummus, and this very awesome spicy green pepper…stuff. It’s a paste really. And it is very good and pretty darn spicy. I am now already trying to find a way to get a few containers of that stuff home.  The funny thing is, no one know what the stuff is. Even the people that can read Hebrew don’t know. Funny, but man that stuff tastes good……good. Most of the students come in over the next few days and the dig officially starts Monday. I am going to take a nap now.


A few day left

Only a couple of days now. Its always the hardest when I only have a little while left before I leave. I always thing that I should be spending more time with my family. I am really going to miss them. A lot is going on in our live right now. We are going to be moving to Michigan in August. I am starting a PhD program in biblical and near eastern archaeology at Andrews University. Its  a really nice place and I think its a really good program, but its is hard leaving so much family that we have here. Its an adventure, that’s for sure. Change is often bitter-sweet. But I think it will be good for us.