Thursday, December 31, 2009

Meeting with Bekah!!

Last night after Nick got off of work, we drove down to Tacoma, where we dropped Kiara (our niece) off and met with a girl named Bekah. She has been working at COTP for the past year as the nurse and was home for Christmas. She still lives at COTP but is now working at a local clinic. It was so nice to meet her and be able to ask her a bunch of questions. She showed us a lot of pictures of the facility, kids, etc. Also, Bekah showed us the compound off of Google maps, so we now know exactly where we are going!

We learned that, Lagosette is a tiny village with around 20 huts. We are so excited to be somewhere rural. It is only about 10 miles from the airport in Cap Haiten, but it takes 45 mins to get there because all of the roads are dirt! Bekah was able to tell us more in depth about the different duties we will have. It is nice to have a better idea of what we will be doing!

After talking with her for 2 hours (we didn't get home til midnight), the only things we found out about COTP that we don't like is that one, there are Tarantulas there (but she has only seen a few) and two, which is the big one for us, they only have powdered milk to drink. Between the two of us we go through about 3 gallons of milk a week, it's all we drink. We are going to have a hard time getting used to this. We have started joking that we will probably have to buy a cow so that we can have real milk! I am also a little worried about the food, but then I remind myself that at least it's not Banana soup, so hopefully it'll be ok!

I really didn't think it was possible, but now Nick and I are even more excited to move to Haiti then we are before!! Approximately 186 more days until we leave!!! This may change though as our departure date is not set in stone!!


PS. I am beginning to create links on the side bar of my blog, and the only way to do this is to create posts, therefore, I will have several posts after this that might seen kind of weird, but this is how I have to get around it!!

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