Jody came with Dr. Anne for a five day visit. While Dr. Anne was busy catching up on the various SewHope projects and conducting 2.5 days of clinics in Santa Ana, Jody and I were up to other things.
Jody can certainly claim to having many REAL experiences of Guatemala while she was here. And that was deliberate! (We are usually much nicer to our guests.)
Here are some crazy but NORMAL things that happened:
--There was a storm and the electricity went out for 19 hours.
--There was a storm and the rain came into her apartment and onto her bed.
--Lyla the dog jumped on Jody with muddy paws.
--Jody taught or assisted with the 24 afternoon students in Purushila.
--On Friday we drove all the way to Purushila for the afternoon class to discover that the teacher who had the key to our classroom did not come for class. The students were sent back home.
--Jody washed her clothes by hand in the pila outside. And hung them to dry. And then it rained.
--Jody washed dishes in the pila outside.
--Jody stayed in a small apartment by herself.
--Jody experienced the lack of water in the apartment in the morning which meant no morning shower.
--Jody and I worked on a crazy mapping project.
--Jody met a tarantula with us in a yard when we were visiting a garden.
--Jody got to stomp on lots of ants that had invaded her apartment.
--Jody got to endure the horrible heat of Guatemala. She was SOAKED most days.
Jody survived and may even come back for more!
Thank you Jody for your presence here with the people of Guatemala. I am especially grateful for your AWESOME work on the map of Purushila! Sa
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012