Happiness is…

September 21, 2013

kids along the street
Kids clowning for us as we walk to town

Walking all the way to the town center and back without getting lost, visiting places Janet knew before the earthquake

clarin factory
The clarin factory close by

Getting all three Haitian cell phones to work and charged with minutes (one has two SIM cards – Natcom AND Digicel!)

earthquake damage
A building on the main town square not yet restored

Cleaning every shower head clog, getting to use one of the wrenches we brought with us, and then enjoying the fuller flow

Electricite de Haiti in Leogane

Taking data on electricity usage, and collaborating with Richard, our day-time security man, on improvements


The river near the guesthouse

Eating Yvette’s amazing meals – including lots of fresh veggies and fruits and fabulous sauces

sailboat with load

Loaded Sailboat – which way is it going?

Meeting a Haitian UN worker at Hopital Ste. Croix who enjoyed talking politics


Cleaning up after an accident out in front of the guesthouse

Talking back and forth to both our kids over the Internet

boat with holes

Pretty if not seaworthy?

Improving our ability to speak and understand Kreyol, and getting kudos for our efforts from the guesthouse staff

wooden house

One of the many pretty wood houses in town


FHM News

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