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Mar 10, 2017 - Bwa Bouton

March 10th Up after a reasonable night and to breakfast of oatmeal, mango, and banana – plus orange Tang! Amazing how good such bland stuff can taste so good! Then final packing and ready for the day. We lugged bags up to the truck at the top of the hill and seven of us piled on. I got to stand up in the bed of the truck for the forty minute trip. It was more than a little bumpy and sometime my feet left the bed of the truck. In one muddy spot the truck fishtailed through a wide patch of mud. The scenery was beautiful all the way – and we...

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Mar 9, 2017 - Off to the west

March 9th Up about 7:30 after a much cooler night. The fans actually stayed on until about 6:00 and there was a nice breeze from the sea. We trooped off to breakfast (after flushing the toilet with a bucket of water) and it was spaghetti and hotdog sauce, plus Tang. One of the Sarahs had caught the “Haitian Flu” and was being quite unwell in her room. Curiously she was the woman we teased the night before by asking her if everything was OK over and over again whenever something happened. Probably a curse. We spent a little3 time getting...

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Mar 8, 2017 - Are you pregnant?

March 8th Up early again after a very hot night – very difficult to sleep especially after the generator went off about 3:00 AM and the fan stopped. Kitty got up first and sprayed eucalyptus for bugs and I start coughing at the smell. Not too bad. Breakfast of eggs with hotdogs again but also peanut butter so all was well. We finished and grabbed our drugs and headed down to the church for our third clinic. The place was crowded already but we spread out the medications and got things ready, then off we went – with Felix again as our...

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Mar 7, 2017 - The second clinic

March 7th Up to the crow of the rooster and get dressed. To breakfast and we had oatmeal and fruit – the oatmeal had anise, which gave it quite a kick. I got a cup of coffee and took it to our bathroom to shave – hard to get hot water. Then the whole crew got together to sort out medications and other stuff to take to the clinic down at the church below the guest house. We lugged all the stuff down and then “there is a plan” to placing drugs so we could find them easily. Well, it was a plan… The patients started showing up about 9:00 and...

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Mar 6, 2017 - The first clinic

March 6th Up to the crow of the local rooster – who we hope to have for dinner later this week. We got dressed and out for breakfast – scrambled eggs with peppers and hotdogs. Plus very old (tough) bread and more peanut-butter. Plus orange drink. Water is always an issue here on the island. The citizens are quite used to it but us immigrants not so much. They provide bottled water in big jugs, but most don’t trust them. After we all had breakfast we filled our water bottles – and most then filter the water anyhow. In any event once done we...

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Mar 10, 2016 - A new team arrives

Day started with breakfast of oatmeal – and my discovery that the sugar shaker was actually filled with salt. Interesting flavor to say the least – the sugar was by the coffee. Then squealing from outside and on investigation they were in the process of slaughtering the goat that had been tied there for the last several days. Kids were quite interested (school was just starting) but the team stayed away. After breakfast there was a school assembly and we found out they would be having a lunch of corn meal, beans, and coconut milk. Kids seem...

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To the Isle of Cows

Mar 9, 2016 - A quiet day

A quiet day. Up around 8:00 and a lazy breakfast. Then we head off to the site where we think where the clinic should be. We walked off the dimensions - about 320x190 feet. Adam made a sketch and we chatted about what would be most useful and most beneficial. Then off to the beach. Kitty and I walked up the beach a ways and saw a woman gathering fish from one of the sailboats and put on a stick - plus lots of boats and seaweed. Then back down the beach and see the rest of the team was in the water - and we kept on going to the distant...

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Mar 8, 2016 - All over the place!

Up about 8:00 after a really needed sleep – about ten hours or more. It seems the net was not as effective as it could be, but I did get about five mosquito bites – killed the suckers in the net. Looks like I knocked the net off with my pillow. Oh well, I probably won’t get anything – I’ll have to wait a bit to see. Breakfast of oatmeal with anise was quite nice – I do miss my tea though. We filled up our water bottles then headed out to look at Leon’s property. We visited the orphanage (boys only) which looked quite nice – good playset but...

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To the Isle of Cows

Mar 7, 2016 - On the island

Boat loaded up and off to the Ile de Ville – water a bit choppy but not too bad. Passes a couple sail boats and lots of fishing floats and one boat that was running low on gas. Beautiful island with limestone cliffs and lots of trimmed grass (from cows and sheep) among the trees. Went by the big resort on the island and it was empty. Finally landed and unloaded the bags. Beach littered with conch shells and lots of kids. Kitty and I following a little girl walked up to the school and the rest came in the truck. Plain concrete building of...

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