We had a few humorous and not so humorous things happen today. First of all we started out the day with Cheryl being disappointed that she is not a princess. During the night for some reason her mosquito netting fell on her. I awoke at 0400 to find Cheryl lying in her bed with her netting on top of her. At least I bet the mosquitoes stayed away from her. Right now she is trying to fix that—we’ll see how that goes. We all had a nice breakfast and then headed to the chapel service before we started our day of work. The people we work with have beautiful voices. They sing in Swahili, and we sing along. It is a beautiful way to start the day.
We then headed to the operating room and completed 5 cases today—several fairly major. All went well with the surgical patients. We have a great team. We work together well. After a long day of work we went to the local pub before dinner. That is a great way to relax at the end of the day.
We arrived at Lucy’s for dinner to discover that Kathy had been attacked by fire ants and suffered multiple bites on her legs. She was miserable. When we left Lucy’s she pointed out that she had lots of ants in her yard—thousands of them. No wonder Kathy got bitten. She had approximately 20 bites and had killed about 30 that had been on her. She quickly showered and hopefully she won’t suffer any ill effects. We also had seen another stream of them earlier. It is unbelievable to see this huge parade of ants gong across the road. I have never seen anything like it.
Another happening at dinner tonight surprised us all. We were having a nice dinner when Jeff Hillesland suddenly was sitting on the floor. Apparently Sally was leaning on his chair and the leg of the chair broke off. Thank goodness our leader didn’t get hurt. It happened so fast.
We had warm chocolate chip cookies from Paula delivered to us at work today. What a great treat. We all enjoyed that.
Today, also, we had a new water heater put into the place where we stay. That may not sound exciting to you, but to us it is—warm showers! We are now hoping for warm showers with better water pressure. I’ve heard that the shower is great.
The weather has been beautiful—sunny with no rain. Hopefully it will stay that way.
I hope all is well in La Crosse. I have to stop so I can join in the euchre game. We’ll see you in a few days.