Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 4 - total rest

Kerry was up sick all night long.  I am learning a lot about angina.  After an attack, it is apparently normal to have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  I put in my ear plugs and slept til 10 am.   And then he slept most of the day, so I read more and started to teach myself Illustrator (software) and work on rubber stamp designs.  

I did leave the room to go find some lunch and take a few photos of flowers on the property.  Then I had some plain bread and water sent up to him (I'll bet they think we are jail bait!  LOL!)  

By evening, he was so much better. We actually went to the grill for dinner, he kept it light, but kept it down.  While I realize how serious this could be....I can't force him to seek medical attention. All I can do is pray that Jehovah's will be done. Hopefully he will get a good night's sleep tonight.

It's interesting to me the things you find when traveling.  Yesterday on our excursion,  the tour guide told us that speedbumps in gravel roads (and there are tons down here) are called "silent police".  I had to laugh.  You can't possibly travel at any speed at all on the winding gravel roads up through the mountains....but there are speed bumps every mile!

And then, there is a tiny village of 3 - 4 houses every 5 miles.  And each village has a catholic church (one small room),  a clinic and a one room school.  Kids walk up to 2 hours to get to junior school as they are much farther apart....only 1 in the 1 1/2 hour drive we had yesterday.

At the coffee plantation, they served us cookies.  In the shape of a Star of David.  The owner's parents came from Germany.  They are catholic now.  Interesting how some traditions get merged with others. 

The van we rode in is not 4x4.....but it could well be.  Did so well on all the mountain roads.

And while they drive a van that nice, they cooked us lunch on a wood burning stove:

While some things seem to be quite modern, others are definitely 3rd world.  I can't fathom cooking on a wood burning stove in this heat, but it didn't seem to bother them.

And this is what a "taxi" looks like.  It runs up and down the mountain roads and you ride in the back of it.  Not exactly air conditioned!

Some of the taxis were much smaller than this one.  Think I much preferred our van!  

And finally, I have  the worst bad hair ever here!  With this humidity, I've grown a tree on my head!  LOL!!!  I'm using no-frizz shampoo and conditioner....but it just keeps growing!!!


Ginni said...

Hope Kerry continues to improve so you both can relax and enjoy!

Rose said...

So pleased to hear that Kerry is a little better.
On a lighter note, in the UK we have a similar name for the speed bumps - sleeping policemen!