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Printer Ink, Fes and Vacation (of sorts)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but not because of laziness or hard work–there’s just been nothing to post about. I took a long bicycle ride out to Marjane Supermarket today, the Wal-mart of Morocco. It was a gorgeous afternoon, a bright sun in deep blue skies and temperature near 60. It felt a bit like a warm spring day in Montana. The reason I had to go out that far was because the ink cartridge in my printer was empty. I tried everywhere in the downtown area, but no one seems to have the correct cartridge for my printer. Marjane was my last hope, but they didn’t have it either. They told me to check the Marjane in Fes or Rabat. Sheesh. The store at which I bought the printer doesn’t stock parts for it. Pretty bad customer service, as they can’t even tell me where to buy the cartridge. It’s a bit of a hassle, since I print out loads of pages for my students. I can always put the documents on a memory stick and take them to the local internet cafe to print out, but it’s still a hassle. At least the scanner, which I depend on heavily, still works.

Well, lucky me, I get to go to Fes on Feb. 2 to do a workshop for Peace Corps volunteers. If the Marjane there doesn’t have the cartridge, then I’ll have to take the train to Rabat or Casablanca to see what I can find. I might have John look in the Rabat store for me.

After classes this coming Tuesday, the 24th, I’m off until Feb. 14. Next Thursday the public schools start their mid-term break, so my students can’t do their practicum, which has been rescheduled to the week of Feb. 7th. It seems, though, that the CPR also has no classes while the public schools are out–don’t ask me why, but I’m not complaining. More later.

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