07 January 2012

A Part of Life

Things in Haiti are...a little different. And for someone who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles with a clean freak of a mother, I find it interesting that these, below, are really just a part of life now.
  • Waking up to find that the flat is out of water. Usually discovered as one is flushing the toilet. Well, looks like a shower is not happening...
  • Oh, the office has rats! Well. Perhaps we should think about getting a cat.
  • Need draino, stat! I want a shower not a foot-bath!
  • Mice running beneath your feet at the mountain office? Meh. As long as they are not crawling up my leg.
  • And cockroaches as long as my pinkie? Well, I suppose now is as good a time as ever to get used to them.
  • Rice and beans for lunch. 5th time this week. 
  • 28 degrees C is definitely cardigan and scarf weather! 
  • Dirty feet? Yep. Still. Do I ever have clean feet?
  • Aw, dang! The microwave doesn't work. Guess I just have to wait to eat until we move off the battery inverter...
  • Is that gunshots or fireworks? I'll just tell myself it's fireworks. It makes me feel better

But no matter how strange it is, I love life here.

To end, here is a photo of my room. I kinda like it. It's cozy. There is a closet to the left of the bed, and a table to the right of the fan. And that's it!

1 comment:

  1. Glad your loving Haiti, Angie, leaving the comforts of home behind!.....Love; Dad
    Don't foprget to call your mother