Thursday, May 31, 2012
The weeks before leaving for the first leg of my fieldwork in Kazan, Russia were kind of a blur. There was so much to do with getting letters of introduction, scanning massive amounts of library books, and moving that I am amazed I managed to get it all done! We moved everything we own into a 10x15 storage space and tried to cram the rest of it into our small car. Trying to pack for a year especially cold weather items and which books I will need to write my dissertation turned out to be quite challenging. Here is a picture of us and all of our stuff as we are getting ready to leave Kansas!