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Monthly archive May, 2008

An Unexpected Day

Happy Memorial Day to all those in America!  Dominica does not celebrate the holiday so I was able to use my day off from work to run errands all day long.  Since the propane was out, taking care of that was near the top of my to-do list, plus the woman I go to for...

Taking My Own Advice

After a lazy morning and afternoon, Josh and Krista came over to play games (we all just love that Nintendo Wii!) and we made pizza together.  After the second crust had been in the oven baking what seemed like an awful long while, we realized that the flame was no longer on in the oven…...

Expect the Unexpected

While there has been little going on lately worth reporting, it must be said that the need to be prepared for anything has never been as necessary as it has been the last couple weeks.  As most people know, we brought our Vonage box back home to Brentwood over break and, naturally and accidentally, left...

Not Much to Report

Life is busy on the island with very little worth reporting on.  Andy studies and watches lectures.  I work (plus there’s a newsletter deadline around the corner, too).  Then we hang out together, eat dinner, and enjoy our evenings. Now that Andy’s in third semester though, he’s started seeing patients in his intro to clinical...

May Newsletter

Here is this month’s issue of the Ross newsletter, The Physical Examiner. Enjoy! Click here to view the newsletter. And for those of you who noticed that I never put up April’s newsletter, you are correct and did not miss anything. The IT department is not exactly known for their reliability and being on top...

Spare Time, French Style

Each day I work until 5:00, at which time I proceed to make dinner and clean up the dishes.  Then I begin the process of entertaining myself and making adequate use of my “spare time.”  In French, they have a single verb for this kind of entertainment, s’amuser, but there isn’t quite the same equivalent...

Work and Play

Today was a very busy day for Andy and me.  I had work and he had lots of lectures, but since we still hadn’t had time to go grocery shopping, we had to squeeze that in, too, all before it got too dark to walk alone.  I used my lunch break to hit the stops...

New Beginnings

We arrived back in Dominica safely and without tremendous incident (just a few hiccups here and there and one -crucial- forgotten item). As this is now the start of the third semester, on our flight from San Juan we saw many of our friends on the plane, providing us with some semblance of comfort that,...

Just a Few More Days at Home…

We only have a few days left and it’s starting to make me a little sad because time is flying by so quickly.  After my parents left, I had the car fiasco, but then the weekend after that was very pleasant.  I was able to run my errands (after the car was fixed) and had...

Not Every Day at Home is a Good Day

When in Dominica, Andy and I tend to look toward everything in the U.S. with rose-colored glasses.  The attitude “if anything bad happens in the U.S. you just fix it or buy a new one” is easier to say when struggling through Dominica than when actually surviving here.  The fact is, though, that things can...

Time is Not on My Side

The days are flying by at breakneck pace. My parents left last night and though our days were pretty relaxed, it seems like we’ve been going going going since we got here. There was a little shopping, a little culture at the botanical gardens, some games, and lots of delicious food (homemade and restaurant). Yesterday...