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Monthly archive October, 2008

Liat is Killing Me in a Slow, Torturous Way

As everyone knows, all Andy and I want is to get off the island in December with a minimum of complications and delay.  Naturally, all that Liat, that oh-so-unreliable airline of the Caribbean, can do is complicate my life.  I booked our flights home back in August for an 8:50 flight through Antigua to San...

Whoa, We’re Halfway There

I just wanted to take this opportunity to commemorate the fact that as of today we are over halfway through the final semester down here.  I hope this is good news for you all back home as well, particularly for those who have been missing us since our fateful departure from civilization.  Not much longer...

Dominican Autopsies

Today Andy went to Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau as part of a mini-clinical rotation experience.  This was our conversation when he got home, proof that some of our conversations on this island are pretty strange. Courtney: So how was the day at the hospital? Andy: It was really good. Courtney: Which rotations did you...

Stuff We Like

Currently watching: NBC’s Monday night line-up Mood: Couch potato On any given day, I’ll run across some product, recipe, Web site, TV show, or other random thing that Andy and/or I like.  We thought we’d use this category on the blog to share all the unique, fun, and interesting things that we happen to like,...

Blog Updates

I’ve become a bit restless with the old blog setup, so we decided to change things up a bit.  Over the next few weeks, we will be adding pages, pictures, categories, and various other forms of content, as well as changing up the look of the blog.  If the site is down, just bear with...

Renting a Car

Last week we had a lot to do – not that that’s any different from the typical week for us.  We desperately needed to get groceries.  Since I don’t have the time to go to Roseau anymore, we have to work with what’s available in the Portsmouth area.  Andy also had stuff to do on...

Look What Omar Did

As you saw from our posts, Hurricane Omar gave us quite an eventful day on Wednesday night and all day Thursday.  It’s was a pretty severe storm but because it didn’t threaten U.S. soil, none of the major media outlets were reporting on it.  Go figure.  I thought the news was supposed to report all...

Our Weekend of Cat Sitting

Last weekend we were able to cat-sit for our landlords and it was so much fun.  Having been insanely busy for the last week, I haven’t been able to blog about it, but now I finally have the time.  Saturday morning we went over to Trish and Angus’ house to learn to use their TV,...

Hurricane Omar

Several of you might be concerned about what impact Hurricane Omar is having on us.  Luckily Omar is passing over the Virgin Islands, about 275 miles to our northwest.  However, Omar is a fairly strong Category 3 storm, and feeder bands of rain and storms are radiating out several hundred miles.  Currently we are stuck...

Stormy Weather

At 4:00, it was as dark as midnight.  The clouds rolled in and turned the sky to darkness, the winds whipped the branches around like cooked spaghetti, and the rain pounded down against our tin roof.  This isn’t the first, and it certainly isn’t the most violent storm we’ve seen, but it was still a...

Voting and Web Sites

We got our absentee ballots today!  Andy and I were both excited about it.  We already knew which presidential candidate we would be selecting, but we didn’t know much about the congressmen and state reps we would be picking.  As informed voters, we started looking around online, researching the candidates, and comparing voting histories and...

October Newsletter

Though it’s been a while since I linked to one of the Ross newsletters, I am still co-editing them and I am still dedicating a few weekend days a month to put it together (pretty much anytime I’m not working at my “real job”).  Here’s the October newsletter, one of the last ones I’ll be...