Thursday, June 7, 2007
Life in Haiti
We've been here three days and had electricity for one. Kerwin was in the middle of watching Toy Story when the computer died and there was no electricity to plug it into. The water went out this morning while I was soaped up. It did come back a few hours later but the power is still out. There is one little backup-backup-generator that is being used to keep the water going and the computers running. So, what else is new with us. Kerwin has been using the computer. We have a little educational CD-ROM that came with one of his books and he is learning to point, click, and drag. He is imitating lots of new signs and is making up some of his own. He is learning to call us mom and dad and to say please and thank you. He is beginning to try to tell us a lot more things using his signs. He enjoys playing baseball. He has a really good arm. We are working on the batting. There is no school today, it is some kind of holiday. Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year. We've been wanting to swim but the old pool is gone due to remodeling and the new one is not finished yet. Plus with the water scarcity it wouldn't really be a good idea. Kerwin is definitely over his fear of the dogs. He is now petting them and feeding them whenever he can.
Yesterday Mike went with some of the group to the island of Tortuga. They ride on little sail boats and he almost got sick (one little Haitian girl did) on the ride back. They did a VBS with the kids and then went swimming with them. He loved it all except for the boat ride.
Mom, my spider bite is healing fine. I haven't left the compound except to go to school so not much going on with me.
No word as to when we'll be back. We love the notes from home keep them coming.