Thursday, November 4, 2010

the hurricane.

Hi there! Sorry it’s been so long since my last update. I will probably explain more about that in a following post, but for now I wanted to just say hi. I don’t really know where to start because it’s been over a month since my last update, so I will just start with what I am up to right now….
Let’s see, in case you haven’t heard, there is a hurricane here. We found out on Monday that the volunteers in my region were going to be consolidated to Santiago until Hurricane Tomas passed. So here we are…nice hotel in Santiago, air conditioning, free wi-fi, buffets at every meal, tvs with channels in English, around the clock electricity, hot water. Basically this is a vacation. Thanks US Government! It’s actually ridiculous to think about how lucky we are in this comfortable retreat while the conditions are so horrible just right across the border. I am appreciative that this organization takes such good care of its volunteers, but it’s hard to fully wrap your mind around what the storm (on top of everything else) could do to Haiti. The count is 3 days, and we are hoping to leave by Saturday. At first, we were all disappointed because we had to cancel classes, inconvenience everyone, and leave our sites (after only being in our sites for 2 days since we had to consolidate for cholera training). Also, everyone in our sites thinks that we’re all wimps because none of the Dominicans in my region are even a little nervous about the hurricane. Oh well. Now that we’re here, it’s not that hard to enjoy.

Here’s an update about the hurricane…

Supposedly it is supposed to hit tomorrow, but we all keep hearing different info. So vamos a ver. Until then, you might be seeing several posts and facebook albums pop up from me! Also, let me know if you wanna skype…? :o)

Love you, friends!