Friday, September 3, 2010

Clean up and Cadavers?

I can't figure out the weather right now. For the last few days, I have been FREEEZING. It has been downright cold. I don't have my winter clothes yet (thanks for sending them mom and dad!) so I have been layering up, but it is not enough. My friends here say this isn't right-it is too soon to be this cold. Well, just as I was about to go buy a huge jacket I wake up this morning and its downright hot again. Not warm, hot. What is going on!? Hah I have no idea but I'll take it, at least until my box of winter clothes arrive.

But I digress. This post is not about the weather, its about cleaning up and cadavers. Some background info first: On September 25th, Romania is having a national "Clean Up" day, called "Let's Do It Romania!". Teams from allll over the country are being formed and on that day, some serious trash pick up is going to happen. If you are interested, here is the website-in English! ""

Anyways, I am working with one of my mentors, Silvia, on organizing the event here in Recas. Tomorrow, I will be biking around the village to take pictures of trash and will be writing descriptions on each site such as how many bags/people/manpower we will need. There is a lot of work to be done and I'm excited to be included in this project-my first one as a PCV!

SO you're still wondering about the title of this blog. Ok-I was reading the manual for the event, in romanian, and I stumbled on this little number: "Cadavru Uman: In cazul in care se descopera un dadavru uman, se va suna la numarul pentru urgente 112 si se va astepta echipajul de politie undeva in vecinatatea locului respectiv. De asemenea, va fi informat si un reprezentant al echipei LDIR. Pentru echipa respectiva, activitatea de cartare probabil ca su va incheid"

I stopped. I re-read, then I re-read again. Basically this is saying "Human Cadavers: In the case that you discover a human cadaver, you will call the number for emergencies, 112, and you will wait for the police team from the respective town. Also, a representative from the LDIR team will also be informed. For the respective cleaning team, cleaning activities will probably be shut down (closed)."

PROBABLY be shut down?! I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if my cleaning team came across a human cadaver, we would be paying for therapy, not just giving them the day off. :) Oohh I love it. Just when you think you're reading another informational and potentially boring manual, you find a gem like this.

Bring it on Romania, bring it on....

Oh yeah, and thats going to be me on the left.


  1. Sounds like it could turn into quite the exciting adventure! Can't wait to read about your clean up day.

  2. i love you sara boo boo! i hope we don't find a body...