posted in week #4! Where has the time gone??
Hmmm....this post will be called a late edition! I thought I had posted this after I wrote it but just found it in the "drafts". It'll help explain some of the pics I had posted of what looks like a big ant hill......
Tonight I actually remembered how to add pictures to the gallery. You'll see they're of the charcoal business next door along with the planting and hoeing. Eddy, who works here for Annie, is instrumental in getting this little planting done of the CHIA. He and a group of friends are trying to see how it will grow here....and then he says, we'll be rich!
I've just made my morning coffee and "delivered" it to Lisa, Genesis, Ser Paul and Eddy, and Mama and Evens. My one little botum pot does us all. I woke this morning while it was still dark to the sounds of a fellow next door hoeing the rocky dirt. They're cleaning out a patch of ground and starting a small crop of CHIA....a newish product around that is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread!!! : ) It's supposedly healthy and full of everything we need....and Eddy from here got some $ from a friend to rent this patch of ground and hire men to prepare the ground and tend to the crop. I met Martino yesterday as I took him over a cold beer as he had been working in the hot sun all day. It's a great way to meet people and my Creole is getting good enough that I can ask a few questions and understand their answers! He also is preparing a bed for tomatoes...like the pictures I have shown you before. Don't need a hot house here....the whole country is one big hot house!!!
The sad news of the day is that Kristi has seen a rat in one of the rooms so we have to clean it out of piles of stuff so it has no place to hide. I haven't seen it yet and hope never to!!! A trap has been set with peanut butter and the critter just licks it off!!!!
I had the 3 girls up here a couple of nights ago and had Justin Bieber on full blast and we danced and danced. They loved it. The boys were clamoring outside the door to come in too but I wanted something special just for the girls. I haven't given them the posters and magazines yet of him. I'm afraid the boys will be jealous so have to figure out the best way to do this! I'm thinking I will ask them what kind of posters they would like and then bring them next time.
At the hospital I have a young Haitian man named Youbenson helping me. He reaches/climbs to the top of the pile and brings the boxes down for me. Then I sift thru them, keep what we can use and start a "poubel" (garbage) pile. He then hauls it away across the road and has a big fire going by noon!!! So much waste....of time collecting the supplies, and the money of bringing them here and then more time storing them and then the waste cause the storage buildings leak or have rats in them that eat thru things!!! CRAZY eh!!! And now I've spent 2 years sorting!!! But not complaining.....hopefully we'll get it all figured out right this time. I've got someone who is taking all the excess we can't use and delivering it to other hospitals or clinics. No sense keeping it here "just in case".
The children are wonderful. I love getting together with them in the morning. They arrive at the table dragging their bums and looking sad as it's early and by the time they leave, they're laughing and full of energy....and all thru just reading something in the Bible and talking about it and singing a song!!! : )
Wesley arrived to sit beside me and feels really hot so he's been doctored with some Tylenol and Kristi will watch over him today.
and that's as far as I wrote that day....I had originally titled it "2nd week gone by" so about 2 weeks ago!! : )