Sunday, April 29, 2007
Posted by Jessi at 8:39 AM
The newest addition to our house is two tiny turtles. We went to the pet store to get fish and came back with two baby turtles. My joy was short-lived as my mom said they are not allowed in the states anymore because of disease...but I still really like them, I just won't tough them. Candace and I are still working on names for them, but they are so entertaining!
Posted by Jessi at 8:28 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Posted by Jessi at 2:53 PM
It has been such fun setting up our house! What a first week we have had. It's nice having our own space and place to really unpack things...what a long time that has been! It's fun having friends over, lots of visitors in and out over the last week, but it's all fantastic. The house is better than we ever thought or expected, my favorite time is the evenings when we get to come home after being at school and just, well, be. What a blessing this house is, I'm so glad God thought it was a good idea for us to live here.
Posted by Jessi at 2:45 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Wow, what a week it has been. All I can say is that this house is more than we ever expected or hoped it would be. What a blessing it is to get to stay here and set up home!
The week has been full, as we opened box after box and went up and down stairs. It is coming to an end now thankfully, and is looking fantastic. Hard to believe we ever didn´t live here!
My apologies for not being on email or updating the blog this week...but I´m sure there are many understanding eyes. The hope is to eventually get email at the house, but it looks like that may be a long time coming. In the meantime, I´m using internet cafes and will need to work out how I can go about getting photos, etc. onto the blog from here. Believe me, I have a lot of photos from this week.
Thank you for all the support and prayers through all of this time, what a lot of ups and downs this journey has been.
Posted by Jessi at 8:37 AM
Monday, April 16, 2007
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Thursday, April 12, 2007
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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Sunday, April 08, 2007
There are a few things that we could use at the center if anyone has extras:
Blood pressure cuffs-adults and peds
Otoscope-to look in ears
I don't know what the word is, but it's the plastic/metal stick that is for pulling things out of ears...it has a small open loop on the end and is very handy
Any meds are amazingly helpful, especially the basics of antibiotis, pain relievers, antacids, cough/cold meds.
Let me know if you are interested and I can tell you how to get it down here. Thanks so much.
Posted by Jessi at 5:12 AM
So the latest with all the updates is this...
My things continue to hang out in customs! It all arrived here the 28th of December and over the last 3-ish weeks has been cleared by customs, but not been deliverable yet. There were problems with heavy rains, roads getting washed away, the truck not getting set-up properly, and then Semana Santa was the problem for last week. Anyhow, I have been promised it will arrive this week...they said Monday, but I'm hopefully that it'll be here Tuesday or Wednesday-or before the week is over I guess. I've learned a lot about patience and waiting and not being in too big of a hurry!
The house has also nearly been finished! Maybe, just maybe, we may actually be able to move in by the end of the week. I'm so glad the rain stopped and they were able to sort out the roof last week. They still need to set up all the pipes to our water will work, put the toilets and sinks in the bathrooms, pain another coat, clean the floors, and get things like a stove and fridge...but we are so close now. I feel it's going to be a good week!
That's it for now, believe me that I'll be posting all the exciting events as they happen!
Posted by Jessi at 4:18 AM
Saturday, April 07, 2007
We took a day trip up to Jarabacoa today, up to the mountains! It was Mercy Ships' last weekend here, so we took a waterfall hiking trip which was excellent. They got to see another part of Kids Alive which is always great to share with others, we had a picnic lunch and then set off. It was such a beautiful hike and nice to see my Jarabacoa friends again! To top it off, we got to have Colombian food for dinner.
Posted by Jessi at 7:37 PM
What a week it has been! At the school, the hen house is nearly finished after a hard week of work. Next week the roof should go on and the hens be delivered so we're ready to move forward with egg-collecting. I had the chance to work with the Defensa Civil, which is like the Dominican Red Cross, on Thursday and Friday. During the last four days of the week, they are sent to the beaches to help keep things safe and be ready for any accidents. It was a funny few days as I sat hoping no one would drown! As Candace and I don't exactly look Dominican, we got a some funny looks walking on the beach in our "uniform", but it was worth it for getting to experience this. And yes, the guy in the bottom right photo has a massive gun...I guess just in case!
Posted by Jessi at 3:23 AM
Sunday, April 01, 2007
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