Last Saturday I was home in Montreal and snow-shoeing, this Saturday I was playing soccer in Haiti with Moise and JJ.
Last Saturday it was -15C. This Saturday it is +34C.
I’m not sure yet where I feel more comfortable.
Yup. Joan and I are back at HATS Haiti for an extended stay. Actually our last 2 projects were for 5 weeks which I think IS an extended period. Anyway, this trip is for 10 weeks which must be an extended-extended term. AND, Karen is already talking about having us stay longer.
What’s up with that?
We arrived last Monday and overlapped Karen’s family team by 3 days. Karen’s favorite sister, Sandra and bother-in-law were here from Yarmouth as well as Jim, a cousin, from Lytton, BC. It was great to get to know them and hear their stories and experiences from their earlier visits, including their earthquake memories. They are good people who have been supporters of Karen and HATS from the beginning. They are already looking at dates for a return tour next year.
I got some great advice from Dickie. He said Karen will swamp me with requests and ideas for jobs to do. Dickie says to only take her seriously after she mentions a job 3 times. I’m gonna see how that works out.
We have had a busy week with full days, lots of kid time visits and some jobs started but not much completed yet. Most days start with Karen tearing around the compounds giving everyone including me orders on what needs to be done.
|Karen telling me her wish list. I am just trying to keep up, take notes and not fall down.|
Oops. That’s the third time today Karen has asked me to check the water tanks quantity. She must be serious. Gotta go.