Saturday, July 21, 2007
Sight-seeing and my birthday party
These pictures are all from yesterday. The first is the President's Palace. The second is of Kerwin playing at the village. The third one was to try to show how dirty Kerwin was after playing at the village. I don't know if it will come out as bad as he really was.
Yesterday was another good day. We left early for the airport to pick up our friend Andy. What we didn't realize was that Rolgard, one of Kerwin's caregivers from Heaven's Waiting Room was flying in with him. Rolgard was going on to Jacmel to visit his family. We gave him a ride down to the bus station. Kerwin and Mike rode in the back with Rolgard. Kerwin was very excited to see Rolgard. He was also very sad to see Rolgard leave. He cried for a while after we dropped him off. I think this was probably the most confusing thing that has happened to him so far. Everthing else he knew was coming and understod it as part of the process. This was kind of a surprise and a difficult one to understand. After we dropped him off, we went driving around a little more and ended up going to a really neat gift shop in town. We bought a few things and by the time we got there, Kerwin was doing fine again. We went for lunch at this big nice bakery place. They have lots of pastries and goodies but we got pizza and hamburgers and french fries. Then we made a trip to the biggest supermarket I've ever seen in Haiti. We got a few groceries and headed home. We ate spaghetti for dinner and played cards. It poured last night and the lane in the village is flooded again. We also didn't have internet because of the storm
Today is my birthday so we went back to the Visa Lodge to celebrate. We ate lunch at the buffet and went swimming. Then we had ice cream and the internet has just finally started working here at the hotel so I am writing frantically to get done before our ride shows up. Kerwin has been very good and is just starting to get bored.
The paperwork news is that Milande went in to MOI on Thursday to ask about it and they told her to come back Monday. I don't really know what to make of that so I'm just waiting till Monday to draw any conclusions. We'll keep you updated as we hear things.