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Monthly archive December, 2007

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Things have been so busy, I haven’t even had time to update the blog- I didn’t think that was possible. But between physical therapy, desperate attempts to catch up on Christmas shopping for family and friends, recovering from my surgery (everything seems to be healing well), spending time with the aforementioned family and friends, there...

Sunrise

I still don’t think I’m quite adjusted to the time change (even though it’s only two hours) because I keep waking up at 6:00, which is not how I want to spend my break.  Andy doesn’t seem to be affected by the same affliction, but nevertheless I was grateful for it this morning.  We opened...

Being Home

As Andy said, we did finally make it home, with relative ease considering we had three flights to three different countries, three trips through customs, six trips through security, and countless minutes of delayed flights. All told, we were up and traveling about 20 or so hours, but we’re so glad to be home. Everywhere...

We’re Home

We finally made it home at midnight December 15th.  Though we’re glad to be back, we must take a moment to remember the fallen heroes of our journey.  Ryan and Ashley were left behind by the impatient US Airways people because they got held up in customs.  We fought the system bravely to hold the...

Are We There Yet?

Today and tomorrow mark the last days of our time here for 2007 and yesterday signaled the end of Andy’s first semester. It’s all we can do not to stare at the clock until Saturday morning rolls around. We’re watching the Weather Channel with trepidation, praying for no complications for our connections to Charlotte or...

A Few Things We Learned

Andy wanted me to make a useful post for those who will be moving to the island soon and might need a little guidance before moving out here. We learned a great many things just from experience – some good, some bad. Here are a few of our most useful tips: Bring anything that makes...

A Top Ten List or Two…

Well, as promised here are a few of the things we’re most looking forward to about being at home… and a few of the things we might actually miss about Dominica. What We’re Looking Forward to the Most (in no particular order): PEANUT AND REAGAN!  We miss the kitties so much that we can’t wait...

The Most Memorable Moments of Semester 1

We’ve had more than our fair share of strange, wonderful, awful, and ridiculous moments over the last 15 weeks… these are the first few that came to mind as we looked back over our first semester in Dominica. Our first night here. Traveling the Airport Road for the first time, taking a tour of campus...

Perspective

As we sat down to dinner tonight an often forgotten and ever elusive visitor came to call.  His name is Perspective.  We’ve now been in Dominica for 3.5 months and in a week’s time we’ll be (hopefully) on board a plane to take us back to the US.  A lot has changed in that three...

One Test, One Week

Andy took his third mini exam yesterday, so all that’s standing between us and home is his final exam and one more week.  I’ve been making lists, and lists for my lists, and then subcategorizing those lists, just to make sure we know what we need to pack, what we want to bring back, and...

End of Semester Chaos

Things have been crazy around the house the last couple of days – but I’m happy about that because it’s kept my mind and body occupied and unable to dwell on the complete lack of a Christmas season we’re having. Andy’s been hard at work studying for his third mini exam which is on Thursday...

A Dominican Christmas?

My mission to keep myself busy today has been successful between a job interview, grocery shopping, a quick visit with Josh and Krista, a couple hours of work, cooking lunch, and doing dishes and preparing the laundry to go out.  I can’t believe it’s already December 3 and that there are only about 11.5 days...