Random Things From A Day Out On the Town

Thing 1 – Photo taken at approximately 5:30 am:
Thing 2 – Photo taken at approximately 5:31 am:
Thing 3 – We were up at 4:30 am. My husband has this supernatural ability to go from dead asleep to super chatty in 0.02 seconds. I am not exaggerating. I wanted to throw something.

Thing 4 – We stopped at Madame Beliard’s this morning. I know, it sounds like some red light district thing but it’s actually a bakery. We were unfortunately 13.5 minutes ahead of the amazing ham and cheese pastries. This will of course mean a trip back at some point.

Thing 5 – I got my BC driver’s license back. This was a bit of a stress point for me because we’re doing the “less than 2 weeks” vacation countdown now and considering it’s one of my major pieces of ID and that police in BC/Canada/anywhere that isn’t Haiti actually get upset if you try driving without that special little card I was happy about this.

Thing 6 – All necessary wedding presents have been purchased. Yay. This was done in under 20 minutes.

Thing 7 – We bumped into Tara, Issac, Troy, and Troy’s special “thing”. They were also successful with the errand they were running when we bumped into them. Issac told me he wanted me to ride with him for the rest of the day. He loves me. Every time I see him he can’t understand why I want to go home. It’s really very flattering. They were given a CWH escort to Madame Beliard’s. It was the least we could do.

Thing 8 – All of the groceries have been bought to feed us and the group and any number of other random people over the next two weeks. This was also done in record time.

Thing 9 – We were defeated in our quest to bring home a new radiator for the generator. We expected that, things were going too well and it was time for something to give. It will however be ordered for us.

Thing 10 – We now have 5 gallons of uninteresting paint that will be applied to our upper level sometime in the next week. We have plans. We may or may not rearrange those plans.

Thing 11 – We have a plan in the works in the event that our friend is not able to look after things. We feel pretty impressed with our savvyness.

Thing 12 – I am writing this on my own lappy. So far no battery/charger issues. I am hoping and praying it decides to be cooperative.

Thing 13 – Everydayness is a word. It’s true. It just popped up in the spell checker. Yes, now you have learned something new.

Thing 14 – In case you need/want to start shopping for Christmas now you can pay our friends at the Caribbean Supermarket a visit. They’ve got you covered.
And to wrap things up, this comment was blurted out with much enthusiasm by a certain member of our party at a very early hour this morning. I can’t reveal names – I wouldn’t want to embarrass him.

“Wow! Look at that woman’s melons! They’re HUGE!”

We were of course driving past a melon stand. What were you thinking?!?! Okay, okay, we got good mileage out of it too. Who wouldn’t at 6 am?
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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

One thought on “Random Things From A Day Out On the Town

  1. I finally realized you weren’t smiling in this photo, you were growling. Memo to self, “See photos in light of context.”Of course you were growling, you were riding with Mr. Chatty!Barb

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