15 January 2006

Surprise!

"We left your things, but can I move a small bed into your room?" This is how I was greeted after a week away from my house... and faced with walls that were waist high! While gone, they decided to remodel, which means tearing down the house (accomplished this week), and completely rebuilding, this time all block (not wood). Who knows who long it will take! So, I spent a couple days sharing my room (which they left intact!) with the dona and without light since the solar panels have been taken down. We've decided that she's better off in her son's house where her grandson can share the bed with her... and keep her warm I suppose! (I had to be the one to tell her that it wasn't ok with me for her 9 yr old grandson to share the room with us! She took it ok... but she certainly thought I was odd for it!


This surprising turn of events followed on the heels of a good couple days of translating for a medical mission in the capos near Puerto Plaa. They're a group from University Southern Maine that comes every 6 months to these communities. The best part was that my 2 closest friends here came to translate also, and we had time to catch up about the last month. I had the chance to teach several of the med students about coffee. It amazed me how much I have learned already! I'm looking forward to the next medical mission I can translate for (even though health issues give me the willies sometimes!) because it was a great experience, and a welcome chance to see another aspect of the DR.

7 comments:

Krista said...

I don't think I have ever heard you say "willies" before. :o) Hope you are having fun with all your surprises.

Mrs. Stearns First Grade said...

What a surprise to see another message so soon.My class looks daily to see if you have said anything new. They are still looking for Stanley. I hope things are improving.Will the Peace corp let you move? Love ya Mom

Mrs Stearns First Grade said...

lhHow did Krista get her picture online? I think it was hard.What kind of animals do you have where you live if you have some? Do you know sign language like your mother taught us? It sounds terrible that you don,t have a house to live in. Are you going to still live there or are you going to move? (: ): love samuel brittney and nicholas.

Mrs Stearns First Grade said...

Is the new house they are making
done yet?What kind of material are they using do you help them build?:) Is
it fun teaching the medical?
We are learning about Louis Braille. how did krista get her picture on the internet? what time is it their i mean isn,t it 1 hour diffrent their Mrs stearns really wants to know how to figure out how to know to put your picture online so she can put it on this site and on elsobrante christan school?We are hoping we will see you here at this .Love Alyssa and Sam

stearns003 said...

To those wondering: To put your picture online, you need to create a Blogger identity and upload a picture to go with your identity. Then when you log in, your picture will show up! (Mom - ask Dad! :o))

Grandma.T. said...

I love you .This is your grandmother trying to say I miss you very much.Your bog is very interesting.Can you believe this is my first time of using a computer ,can you believe it. I have never touched A key board before. God bless you.Love you grandmother T.

Mrs. Stearns' First Grade said...

plz check OUR BLOG! We even have a picture like kristas. Tell krista thx for the idea. its a picture of your mom and our teacher but she,s not a baby. I went to the spelling bee and got 5ft certificate they only count 4th 3rd 2nd 1st. 1st gets a medal 2nd 3rd 4th gets ribbon. Our teacher is verry nice .Your mom is a good teacher. love samuel.