Today are senate elections here in Haiti. The government issued a request that private vehicles not be on the roads today. Talking to other people in the area there is still some traffic, but it’s incredibly quiet. We don’t live that far off the national highway and normally you can hear trucks going by, but today there’s nothing.
Last night I slept well for the first time in weeks and it felt so good. I don’t deal well without sleep. I’m an 8 hour a night girl. Lack of sleep turns me into an emotional volcano and my coping skills diminish rapidly. It felt good to wake up this morning and not feel overwhelmed with everything that had been going on in the last week. It was definitely one of those This is Haiti weeks.
Tomorrow I’m taking our friend Al into Port with me to do one big shopping trip. We’re going to be getting all the wood and supplies he needs to build the closets, our bathroom vanity and a bookshelf thingie, as well as all the other last bits and pieces we need to finish stuff off. We have to go to Batimat to get most of it and Batimat on a good day is a nauseating experience so I keep asking Chris about all the little things that need to be finished off and if we have everything so that we can do it all in one trip rather than having to go back in a week or two. It can seriously be a two hour stop on a good day and I know Chris hates going and will avoid it at all costs. I want to get the apartment done and move in so I’m going to take one for the team and look forward to a two hour visit. Heck, if it takes any less time it’ll be a good day!
Hope you had a great weekend!