January 31, 2008
January 23, 2008
It is almost the end of the day.......They had clinics inside and outside, depending on the village .... both the dentist & doctor were available each day to see LOTS of the people! An average day would have 70 'family' names listed, but each family could include anywhere from 1-7 people! Long but rewarding days.....
January 14, 2008
January 12, 2008
The plan is that they'd be up and out this morning and heading to the first village by 7:30!
(Sorry I have NO pictures... but you'll be glad in the long run!! Audrey has the digital camera with her and you'll get to see what they are seeing in a couple of weeks!!)
January 9, 2008
To say that the excitement is mounting would be an understatement!! They are going to have sooo much fun! After leaving home, they will be meeting up with the rest of the team in Concord, go over the bags for weight and then head down to Boston all together! Since their flight leaves from Boston at 6AM on Friday.... they'll be arriving extra early and will try to catch a few ZZZZZ's in the airport prior to all the security checks!
My student spotted the van, walked over, opened the slider and asked... "Why do you have a cat in the van?" Surprised by his question I asked intelligently... "What??" He followed with the same question, "Why do you have a cat in the van?" By now, I understood the question, but thought he was teasing (which is well out of character) so I was still a bit stumped. My response was "Are you serious? There's a cat in here?!" It was quite comical actually, my student got in and scooped up the cat. They were sitting directly behind me so when I turned around to see what (or who) he was holding... I was astonished to discover my stowaway was non other then Travis's cat YODA! :)
I had unloaded a few grocery bags in the morning, so the only thing I can conclude is that Yoda jumped in while I was taking bags out of the back! I never saw him! He never meowed or made his presence known during my entire 40 minute drive south!! We were blessed with balmy, spring-like weather in the low 60's yesterday, so Yoda must have decided to enjoy the warmth in the van, got himself too cozy and fell asleep! He was the perfect 4-legged passenger!! He never fussed, didn't crawl under my feet nor on my lap, he just curled up on the floor and went back to sleep. After dropping my student off, I scooped Yoda up and he rode in the front passenger seat the rest of the way home...
I wish I could understand kitty-talk, it would be fun to hear his side of the adventure!!
January 1, 2008
Here's a family picture taken at my parent's home on Sunday afternoon! The kids laugh & tease as they look at me and say; "short people in front!" I wonder who they are talking about?!!
We had a wonderful evening last night! We (all 5 of us) spent the evening at the Walsh family home with a few other families... laughing, chatting, playing games, eating! The kids took turns on the snow mobiles out in the yard/field and everyone had a blast! (And to think, I thought we'd be leaving around 10PM or so... truth be told, we didn't get home til close to 1:15AM!) THANKS RITA & STEVE!!
They are getting excited as they make decisions on what to bring and how to pack! The group of eight will be loading up on the evening of the 10th and spending the night at one of the team member's homes so that they can all get an early start out for Boston on the 11th! Please keep them in your prayers!
Ten days and counting until Pete, Audrey & Austin leave for Honduras! They have completed their typhoid immunizations. (Did you know that the typhoid immunization is given in 4 oral doses?) They took the last of the pills last night and tomorrow night they will begin the chloroquine, taken weekly, for a malaria preventative!