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2010 Feb Haiti

15th Monday, flew from Knoxville to Orlando, rented a car and drove to Ft Pierce. Went shopping at Wal-Mart (I ask for a discount but didn't get one). over 300$ later I go to to the hotel and organize my stuff in rubbermaid containers and add ice to the ice chest (for the meat).

16th Tuesday, at the MFI hanger before 6am, luggage weight in 257 lbs @ $1.50 per lb. then I had to weight in and I cost over $2.00 per lb.
at first was told I could only take 50 lbs with me today and the other was to come tomorrow, so of course I choose the ice chest with the meat, but then in the end all of my supplies got to go on the first plane (as you see on the pallets, 1 pallet for things that had to go today and the other pallet for tomorrow).
I went on the 2nd plane a few hours later.
we flew really far inland where the mountains were higher than we were, very bumpy ride then came into PAP, when we landed I told the pilot that I had never been that far inland on a plane before and he said they fly below the radar then pop up on it from inland to land because it take a long time to get clearance to land if you come the way all the other plans do, I think he must have done this before. (I took lots of pictures, but through the plane window they are not that great).
when I arrived at the airport, Bill and Martha already had my stuff loaded up, had to wait on a customs agent to stamp my passport then we did a drive through town before going back to the house.
When we got at the house, Bill set up my tent (pics tomorrow) home see home for a few days.

17th, 2 pictures of our tents
then around lunch time I did a walk part of the campus where some of the wall was being built back
lots of work going on.

18th, it rained last night, clear view out over the hills. pic's of building the supports for the walls around campus, kids camp on the campus, bags of rice.

19th, only took one pic of the FedEx truck

20th, Bill and I went out to Tabarre Church to see their Children's Camp

21st, we had a great service this morning at BelAir Church in Port-au-Prince. (pics not that great, very blurry) a few pics of the clinic that is being held there every day by the Heart to Heart team.
back home for lunch
walk around campus, up the hill to see where a new part of the wall was being built, people living under a tarp on the basketball court, blurry picture of bamboo, Martha trying to turn the generator off (city power came on), the dark pictures are of the owl's that live on campus (3 of them total that we know of).

22nd, only took one pic of Marie (and it's blurry)

23rd, took some pictures of Martha walking to work and several pictures down at the airport loading a truck with supplies, then back on campus unloading

24th pictures of Lyese before we left to go home

arrived at the PAP airport 2 hrs early, get your name checked off a list outside then walk inside luggage gets scanned just inside the door (new part that is just for AA). Go to ticket counter and get boarding and check in checked luggage (easy so far), go through customs and carry on gets scanned. Go up the escalator to the waiting area (no food court, just a free water jug with the snow cone paper cups) and before you can go into the waiting are you get your carry on items scanned AGAIN. (the bathroom's are nice there). there is a jet bridge to get on the plane.
no delays at all
we arrived in Miami and waited 5 hrs for our next flight to Knoxville
30 mins before the flight announcement, the flight has been cancelled (after the 4 & 1/2 hr wait)
we go to the ticket counter and get on a flight to Atlanta (and have to wait 2 more hrs for that)
David and Tiffany are on their way from Chattanoog to Knoxville to pick us up, he is in Athens. We call him and tell him about the flight changes, so now he drives back to Chattanooga and then on to Atlanta to pick us up (his pick up was a surprise to Martha, she thought we were getting a rental car). Finally made it home around 4:30 am and Bill had to be at work in just a few hours.
it's life wonderful.
3 crates, 1 tote bag, 1 ice chest
3 crates, 1 tote bag, 1 ice chest
257 lbs of supplies @ $1.50 per lb
257 lbs of supplies @ $1.50 per lb
stop for fuel in the plane
stop for fuel in the plane
and I get to visit the Exuma airport
and I get to visit the Exuma airport
flying over Haiti
flying over Haiti
inside the plane, I'm on the very back row
inside the plane, I'm on the very back row
driving through town on the way from the airport to home (the long way home)
driving through town on the way from the airport to home (the long way home)
the iron market down town
the iron market down town
normally so crowded you can't drive down here
normally so crowded you can't drive down here
car crushed by the rubble
car crushed by the rubble
at the Palace
at the Palace
Caribbean Supermarket
Caribbean Supermarket
17th Feb, walk around the campus
17th Feb, walk around the campus
a few tents set up (or tarps just as sun shields
a few tents set up (or tarps just as sun shields
tents above the tabernacle
tents above the tabernacle
some kids doing a day camp
some kids doing a day camp
rebuilding the wall
rebuilding the wall
blocks
blocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lwgm4DUSCY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lwgm4DUSCY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNkhFmRdHw0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNkhFmRdHw0
part of the old wall that fell down
part of the old wall that fell down
razor wire that was on top of the old wall
razor wire that was on top of the old wall
piles of rocks that have to be broken down into smaller pieces for the wall
piles of rocks that have to be broken down into smaller pieces for the wall
mixing sand and cement mix
mixing sand and cement mix
welding
welding
Jean Claude and Emmanuel
Jean Claude and Emmanuel
concrete block maker
concrete block maker
Edwidge and Joe
Edwidge and Joe
Elyse and her new house (tent)
Elyse and her new house (tent)
18th, it rained last night and the sky is really clear this morning
18th, it rained last night and the sky is really clear this morning
cutting pieces of wire to build the supports for the new wall that is being built
cutting pieces of wire to build the supports for the new wall that is being built
this is what he is building
this is what he is building
you can see one of the these in the center of the wall
you can see one of the these in the center of the wall
camp that is on campus
camp that is on campus
one of the kids that is going to the campus
one of the kids that is going to the campus
more tents and the office building in the background
more tents and the office building in the background
bags of rice
bags of rice
rice
rice
Fri, only took this one picture of a FedEx delivers  (took for my nephew, he works for them)
Fri, only took this one picture of a FedEx delivers (took for my nephew, he works for them)
Sat, the 20th Feb @ the Tabarre Church durning their Childrens Camp
Sat, the 20th Feb @ the Tabarre Church durning their Childrens Camp
21st, Sunday at BelAir Church in Port-au-Prince
21st, Sunday at BelAir Church in Port-au-Prince
all pics taken after church service was over (people leaving)
all pics taken after church service was over (people leaving)
Bill shaking hands
Bill shaking hands
clinic pictures upstairs
clinic pictures upstairs
pharmacy
pharmacy
pharmacy
pharmacy
looking down
looking down
Martha taking a tour of the clinic
Martha taking a tour of the clinic
Martha looking out over the wall (it was completely down and has been rebuilt up this high so far)
Martha looking out over the wall (it was completely down and has been rebuilt up this high so far)
metal braces between each wall section
metal braces between each wall section
guard watching us to make sure we don't escape  (really he is making sure no one comes into the campus)
guard watching us to make sure we don't escape (really he is making sure no one comes into the campus)
mountains beyond mountains
mountains beyond mountains
yikes, a dog that got across where the wall was down, where was that security guard when we needed him
yikes, a dog that got across where the wall was down, where was that security guard when we needed him
Martha checking out the blocks and sand (where is her hard hat?)
Martha checking out the blocks and sand (where is her hard hat?)
what? no tool belt
what? no tool belt
people living under the tarp on the basket ball court
people living under the tarp on the basket ball court
bamboo growing on campus
bamboo growing on campus
while we were up on the hill the blue light was on the generator up there meaning we had city power
while we were up on the hill the blue light was on the generator up there meaning we had city power
so, Martha had to turn the generator off (she needed help)
so, Martha had to turn the generator off (she needed help)
there really is an owl in the center of this picture
there really is an owl in the center of this picture
and a blurry owl on this tree limb
and a blurry owl on this tree limb
22nd, Marie
22nd, Marie
23, Martha and Lyiese, Martha is getting ready to leave for work
23, Martha and Lyiese, Martha is getting ready to leave for work
Martha walking to work
Martha walking to work
taking a short cut to work
taking a short cut to work
waving before she goes over the hill to work
waving before she goes over the hill to work
Bill and Frantz talking to a man to see what they can have
Bill and Frantz talking to a man to see what they can have
yes, we will take that pile, oh and that one also
yes, we will take that pile, oh and that one also
some of the piles of boxes that we received
some of the piles of boxes that we received
loading the boxes up
loading the boxes up
more stuff
more stuff
waiting for the next load
waiting for the next load
Bill found this cane on top of some boxes that had crutches and walkers
Bill found this cane on top of some boxes that had crutches and walkers
a load of IV fluids, (NS)
a load of IV fluids, (NS)
back on campus to unload to see what we got (we had to take what ever was in each pile and NOT sort it out there
back on campus to unload to see what we got (we had to take what ever was in each pile and NOT sort it out there
sorting the food boxes from the shoe boxes from the soap and shampoo boxes
sorting the food boxes from the shoe boxes from the soap and shampoo boxes
unloading
unloading
the boxes of IV fluids had gotten raine on and the boxes were falling apart
the boxes of IV fluids had gotten raine on and the boxes were falling apart
each worker that helped unload received a box of food as pay to take home with their families
each worker that helped unload received a box of food as pay to take home with their families
the boxes contained canned foods, cereal, powder milk, toilet paper, bars of soap, shampoo, cereal bars, bags of rice
the boxes contained canned foods, cereal, powder milk, toilet paper, bars of soap, shampoo, cereal bars, bags of rice
each person happy to take their box of food
each person happy to take their box of food
dorm down near the soccer field, shower
dorm down near the soccer field, shower
toilet
toilet
toilet
toilet
sink
sink
2 beds per room (will be womens rooms)
2 beds per room (will be womens rooms)
shower for the men
shower for the men
large room with beds for the men
large room with beds for the men
family living under a tree, he is one of the wall workers
family living under a tree, he is one of the wall workers