Ok, so it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated and for that I’m sorry. The truth is, I’ve written and rewritten a post multiple times but it’s never been right. So I’ve scrapped that one for now and am moving on. Things have been flying by here. Getting a lot of stuff done. My big project recently has been sanding and painting a house that’s been built. Sanding is messy. The houses are concrete so concrete dust gets everywhere. Mix that with the inevitable sweating (because it’s hot and I’m big) and you get a fantastic mess. Lots of scrubbing to get that off of me every day. Just had another team come and go. This one was from Rochester, NY. It was led by my friend Juli I met a couple of years ago. Everyone else on the team was new to me, but a great team. I enjoyed meeting them. They left yesterday. A team from Nashville (Brentwood UMC) comes in Thursday. They are delivering some things I need (like a replacement for the pair of jeans I just ripped the rear out of….) and, I believe, that’s the last team I’ll see. By the time they leave, though, I’ll be under a month remaining. Crazy. Time is flying.
My entertainment here has been reading. A lot. I had brought some movies to watch on my iPad but a technical glitch has rendered them unable to be viewed. It’s been good, though. I had always been an avid reader, and had gotten away from it. I’ve gone through 15 books since I’ve arrived plus several books in the bible. I’ve read a biography on Teddy Roosevelt’s White House years, a book that recounts the Lincoln assassination, the Harry Potter (relax, I don’t believe in Wizards. I liken it to Star Wars. Good entertainment) series, Stephen King’s 11-22-63 (a fictional account of someone who goes back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination), Head from Korn’s autobiography, classics like Treasure Island and Metamorphosis (hated Kafka…) and others. I like a good variety. Ready to dive into something new today. Maybe some Sherlock Holmes.
Ok, last bit of news. I got an inner ear infection and vertigo out of it. First time I’ve ever had vertigo. That’s trippy. The room didn’t spin so much as teeter back and for on an axis. Thankful for my friend, Michelle, who’s a nurse, that gave me some exercises to get rid of it. No more dizziness. Well, no more than normal for me anyway. I’ve also managed to get contact dermatitis on my right wrist. Got against something. Have been putting hydrocortisone cream on it. Hopefully that will clear it up. It’s been 5 days and it’s still there. Maybe getting better a little bit but definitely hasn’t gotten worse. Or spread. So I will call that good for now
Oh, and this last Friday was the 9th anniversary for Restoration Ministries (the church here in Haiti). Pretty cool to see where it’s been and where it is now!