Flouran made it all happen. We went today to the sheikh Mesree camp site and started the hole on the deep water well. they have to dig about 5 meters before they bring in machines and drills....
I left my guesthouse around 9:30, picked up Mansoor and my operation director Zarmina jaan from the handicraft center. Then we all head to pick up Dr.Eamal Arman and Flouran jaan. At the site of the wells, workers were already digging. I cannot believe this was done before I left Jalalabad. Now if anything happens to me during my travels... I'd be going in peace.
We all participated by taking part in digging the well :). This was one of the happiest and saddest moment of my bipolar life.
Eamal and Mansoor went to see a government official last night and he agreed to give us a piece of land so for the next well, we can make a park, a little playground and possible a few rooms for school. We celebrated by eating local icecream...YUMMMMM YUMMMMM. It beats the best bottle of champagne ;-) today, we looked at a possible site and the local guys welcomed us with open arms saying that they need water and school badly. And one said:"even if they cut my head off, I won't let any corrupt government person put a wall on the site and build". Apparently the area designated for a future recreation park type of place has been "claimed" by someone.
Later, we celebrated Danilo's belated birthday and hang out at "shahram's Oasis" or what I like to call Shahram's Double Apple Sheesha den, LOL. Sorry cool folks, that is the hardest stuff we smoke here in Afghanistan or at least at the DAI guesthouse.
Shahram deligently packs the goods to smoke. I have been teasing him all week for smoking APPLE in Opium ridden eastern Afghanistan. At the end of the night, I hang out at Shahrams den with Flouran. I miss her already!!! I'm going back there tonight for dinner and to say goodbye :(