Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday, 22 January 2009

“You gotta play the hand that’s dealt ya” —The Chief
Mary Kernan

Yesterday we woke up all proud to be Americans, after watching the inauguration of our 44th President, Barak Obama.

Ha had left her notebook at the neighboring village clinic so she and Joana had Mohamed drive them there and then walked home. Don helped type the Form V roster into the computer. Mickey continued to type the exams. Erin and Sharon went to the kindergarten, Sharon was asked to give English lessons to some Seminarians.

Judy and Mary had another eventful day at the clinic. They shared their worm story during lunch (we had noodles). Everyday they come with new tales. The wrecking crew of Dave, Matt and I actually got to start building the new kitchen. It will take 45 days to complete. We agreed that digging the foundation was much more difficult than previous days.

Judy and Erin were out for a walk and saw a vervet monkey. It was our first animal in Pommern. They also met 4 people from Sweden. We invited them to the Mission House after dinner. They were impressed with our luxurious running water, flush toilets, lights (sometimes!). Home sweet home!

Joe (Union Steward of the work crew!)