You have not heard from us for two days as HATS has been without internet.
July 3rd. Another full day at HATS.We had visitors at our “clinic” today as well. Poor Djemima, who had just gotten over the Chikungunya virus, was down again with what we feel is a typical flu. So she was laid up on our hospital bed and nurse Beate took care of her, while Ti Luc had Osteo treatment with Dr. Vivienne.
|Djemima ill with fever, etc. Ti Luc getting treatment from our Osteopath therapist|
|School math. Will JJ someday be a teacher perhaps|
|Our own wasp killer|
|Cleaning the school walls has started|
|Two hard working happy campers|
|The teacher in Beate comes out even they are supposed to be working|
|We are going to get a ball each|
|Ti Luc found out why he had not gotten a ball|
Okay, we’re signing off for today. Lots more happened of course, but way too much to put in a blog. You will have to just come and experience the wonderful world of HATS for yourself sometime :)
Hugs, Beate and Vivienne
July 4Big plans today…big excitement today…can you guess? Germany versus France (that’s for Beate)….and Brasil versus Colombia (that’s for the rest of this country)…but we’ll get to that later, as I like to write in chronological order.
Back to the school to finish cleaning the pre-school (the little children have very smudgy fingers and the walls were beautifully decorated with their fingerprints), and the office.
|Sitting down on the job|
|Sugarcane from our garden|
The craziest time today though was watching the Brasil vs Colombia game. Luckner has a t.v. set up in an open room (second floor of his business and outside Radio Creole). We guessed that about 200 Haitians and 3 Canadians were there to see the action. HOT…oh boy, it was like a sauna. But, wow, the energy was amazing. People cheering and chanting and banging. We had Ti Luc, JJ, Moise and Vladimy with us. We have never sweat so much by just standing still. Anyway, Brasil won and the crown spilled into the little street (more like a laneway) and no riots, just singing and yelling.
|Two white faces among the mass of chocolate ones|
|Brasil, Brasil, Brasil|
We want to run down to see the kids before bed too. Good Night one and all…
So, Vivienne and i shared too many scary stories. We heard creepy noises and asked "momma" Karen if we could bunk with her. Vivienne wanted a knife for protection, not reailzing a Haitian knife is a wee bit bigger!
|No fear - For protection machette, knife and iPad|