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Day 8

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A few minor accomplishments today…

First, I got gas.  (if you’ve ever spent more than 20 minutes with me in an enclosed space, you already know this)  Luckily, today was gas of a different kind.  I was able to bring the empty propane container down to “James Store” and exchanged it for a full one!!!!!  Next step, catch that mischievous goat…

And……drum roll, please……..THEY FIXED THE HOT WATER HEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I haven’t showered in it, yet, but I DID burn my hand in the sink while testing if it was fixed, so we’re on the right track!

I quietly began the search for one of THESE or, if I’m lucky, one of THESE!  Our building has a laundry service, but it’s more expensive than me doing it and I don’t get that toned body if I pay her to do it…..I’m sure that’s where the term “washboard stomach” comes from, yeah?

Jacelyn went to her first morning of orientation, today, and I think she enjoyed it!  They held a “beginning of the semester BBQ” tonight, with a steel drum band and a lot of interesting and great-tasting side dishes.  I sat next to a little Pakistani girl whose mom is attending the med school and showed her some coin tricks.  Tomorrow, I’ll be hailed as a medicine man and expected to put on three shows a week just down the street at a local haberdashery.

I learned that there actually is a hidden treasure on the island, our town is on the list of top scuba diving sites in the world, Dominica has the largest concentration of potentially active volcanoes on the planet, and there is a place on the island that is actually called the Valley of Desolation.

Tomorrow is going to be filled with picking up used books, household items, paying rent, re-charging our phone, and sweating.

We miss ya and thanks for all the feedback about the blog!  I’m off to scald my back in our new “Pipeline Straight From the Seventh Circle of Sheol” shower.

On to the next thing…

About Nic

We are The Davidsons. While Jacelyn was attending med school on the Caribbean island of Dominica, we adopted three siblings (2 boys, 1 Girl). We will be living in St. Cloud, MN, for the next three years whilst Jacelyn completes her medical residency! Nic will be writing and doing his best to come speak wherever you are.

2 responses »

  1. Good morning. I look forward everyday to your blog. You always put a smile on my face. Miss you.

  2. Nic you really do make my day. I am mailing out the letters about your blog and such to all friends of N&J today. I find by reading your blogs I feel you are still here and I don’t miss you so much but then I remember that you are not here and then I miss you more. Colleen


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