Monday, June 8, 2009

Pilot Day

We were up until the wee hours of the night last night preparing all of our equipment, and awake again before the sun came up to leave Dakar before the traffic got bad. This is pilot day, and everyone's a little nervous because so much of ourselves has gone into this study, and in particular this day that we launch everything. We have just about everything in order except for a few things that continue to make everyone groan, such as the survey being way too long, the GPS data collection protocol confusing the field supervisors (along with everyone else), and our difficulty acquiring essential equipment for assessing the water systems due to our contracted supplier being really difficult. This is field work!

Last night my bed was all aglow with electronics...

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