This week is shaping up to be a big, busy one.
Yesterday Chris started the day by sending one of our employees home because he wasn’t taking his job seriously. That was followed up by another employee conversation along the same lines that we had been putting off for a while. Follow that up with a visit to the tax man, resulting in another argument about things (this is the Haitian way) and a visit to our lawyer who actually answered his phone and showed up on time for his meeting with Chris (not the Haitian way). Happy Monday!
Today has been a bit calmer. Chris had to go visit the tax man again this morning and apparently the issue still isn’t resolved. While he was gone the dog got electrocuted. She was going to get a drink from her bucket which sits next to the water cooler for our employees. The bottle had just been changed, there was water on the floor, she stood in it and took a big drink. Oh yeah, our house isn’t grounded very well. As she started getting shocked she knocked her water bucket over. I can honestly say I understand (see previous post). So, with 2 out of 3 members of our household electrocuted in less than a week Chris started working on grounding a few more things around here. Welcome to Haiti, the building inspectors nightmare.
We have a training class at the end of the month, but because Chris and I are away for a week right before we’re trying to get as many of the details taken care of as possible. It looks like it may be a full class which is great because it means more projects will be started throughout the country. We have a lot of work to do over the next two weeks, but being prepared is better than not.
I’m going to go clean the staff bathroom now…