Prit and I were very weary travelers today after spending all day Wednesday flying from Portland, Oregon to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale last night, booked a hotel room and fell into bed only to get back up at 5 a.m. to catch a flight to Port-au-Prince. After a 2 ½ hour layover, we then caught a turbo-prop plane back to Cap-Haitien.
I shed my sweater shortly after reaching Port-au-Prince, and Prit and I are slowly getting re-acclimated to warm weather. Actually, it’s rather pleasant this time of year.
There is always something to be fixed when we get back home and this year was no exception. We learned that the electric company sent someone here to remove our breaker and that our house has been without electricity for two weeks. Fortunately, our guard has been able to run our generator periodically, thus charging our inverter to give us current in the house. Now we’re waiting for the electrician to come restore city power.
We were also greatly saddened to learn that our black Lab, Shadow, passed away seventeen days ago. She had been sickly for a good while and it seems that the veterinarian couldn’t help her in spite of all his attempts.
Oh yes, the Internet is also down again. Hopefully, we can get it up and running tomorrow and can catch up on our e-mails. This also means you may be receiving this update a day late!
Although there are always adjustments to be made when we return to Haiti, we are doing fine and want to thank everyone that was praying for safe travels for us. We are glad to be back safe and sound, and we’re thankful for all of you back home that were praying for us!