Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beware the blitz

Hello out there in the blogosphere! Another morning begins in haiti. I am sitting on the landing of kay jo which we have dubbed the hotel like second floor of the new guest house. I am pleased to report that we now have electricity two showers, three if you count the al fresco one which seems to be the hands down favourite, running water, flush toilets and now actual beds! Kudos to those who are still sleeping at the school until the other half of the kay is complete

Again all are well and none the worse for the week of baby blitzes and vita mornings in the various villages. Pat contines with the assistance of lab leon and his protege chris to formally test the waters so to speak. The results are nasty lending support to our quest to find the proper means to improve water quality here

Funny moment of the week was magda slipping in the mud at bouchi and the being hosed down by the village women in the limbe river. Not sure if that actually made her cleaner

Oh leon and chris during down time of course tested jo moonshine for potentcy and found it to be 100 proof which might explain the spirits that walked on the night of the voodoo dancing once again complete with firewalking

Pat chris and jame continue to work on the brulle or burner where we will destroy our trash. All is well after the initial challenges such as missing tools a wheelbarrow with a flat tire and a pump with a broken valve. All hopes are to have it complete by weeks end

Carl has been doing procedures and trying to train our haitian nurse which brings to mind the phrase paitients of job

Must go now as it is 530 am and the crowd is already growing

Mesi anpil pou ou ecoute
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1 comment:

Jill said...

congrats on the new conveniences! It sounds like you are all doing a great job and having a great time doing it!