The timer keeps us on track with a 5-10 minute chore break for every 30 minutes of 'fun'.
Eli, Anna and I did a bit of cleaning yesterday along with two loads of moist towels. Cory took the team to the airport, cleared the banana plants through customs for LaGonave [and a few for himself], did a bit of shopping and returned home.
|'Thank you' cake from the district.|
Post team tasks and adjustments, in no special order.
- Extra laundry: sheets, towels and donated clothes
- Organization of items left behind: medical, club, our house
- In-box: deleting or responding to the E-mails that were not urgent enough to do while the team visited
- Eating up left overs.
- Putting away items used during the team: fans, books, games, bug spray…..
- Figuring out where Eli and Anna stand with school, trying to get each subject roughly to the same place
- Making and prioritizing to-do lists
- Mid-November! Need to order some Christmas gifts ASAP so they can be shipped and arrive in time for our family celebration
- Spend time together just talking about each other. Checking in how everyone is doing with life.
- Adjusting to just the 4 of us again. More conversations about world events.
- Start working on the Creole book translation again
- Eli and I study for this spring's testing
- Clean the house and guests houses
- Start talking to Dad and Mom about the next team.
We enjoy having teams but it is a busy time. We want to use the short window of opportunity to show them as much of life and ministries in Haiti as possible, hopefully giving them a well rounded picture of life and the people of Haiti.