Sunday, January 28, 2007

Week 1

hello to all. i am back here in tegucigalpa, honduras. i came last friday (1/19) and have been on the go ever since. returning to the clinic and baxter was nice to see everyone again but a little fustrating at the same time. dec and jan is the off months for most (like our summer months) so not a like was done seeing that most were gone. it was fustrating seeing my totaled car and having to be mean about it. i don't like being mean BUT NOTHING HAD BEEN DONE! at all! the car has been sitting under a tarp since the wreck- the excuse was that they were waiting until i got back. that whole ordeal has not been done. rumors and gossip are like wild fires here- spread across the whole country with a blink of the eye. there were 2 medial students here from virginia tech when i arrived that left yesterday and 2 new ones arrived. on the positive side, i got the see all my friends at the airport! :) one left at 10, one at 1:30 and the others came at 5. it is really nice to only live 10 min from the airport! the clinic has been really busy seeing around 40/ day. there is a new doctor that i really like and is really easy to work with. he has a lot of patience with the students and is very intelligent and funny. it has been an easy transition. living arrangements are the same with some additions. i am living with amber foster (same as last year) and 2 boys (Darwin and Ariel) from the area of town where she works called El Mogote. The boys have had a lot of loss in their lives and being with amber is like having a parent that they never really had. last night, we had an additional 8 kids spend the night. it was a little hectic. there are actually 12 in this family and the younger 8 came with us. They had called amber on friday crying because their drunken father was beating them all. amber got them and they spent the weekend basically crawling on her. it was quite a scene of all 15 of us at Burger King yesterday! amber is such a symbol of stability for them and that whole community. it's amazing. well, i am sitting outside the computer lab at baxter using the wireless and am about to run out of battery. love to you all. God bless.

5 Comments:

At 7:57 PM , Blogger Ashley Comer said...

Hey chiquita bonita!

I'm so sorry about your truck! That's awful! I hope that it works itself out soon. It's freezing here! They're calling for snow this week, so you know Kroger is running out of bread! Hope you are doing well...you are missed at home!

Love,
Ash

 
At 2:43 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Byerly said...

Hellooo Erin!

How are you? I got your message. I hate that I missed your phone call. Emery's had something breathing issues and we were in the middle of a treatment!

I hope that you are getting settled in. You haven't missed that much, just cold weather.

Oh yeah, you've gotten shout-outs during James's sermon the last 2 weeks!

Take care and keep blogging. Or do you post, and I keep blogging? ha,ha

Love,

Elizabeth

 
At 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss you! Can you believe that I checked this?

 
At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss you! Can you believe that I checked this?

 
At 3:39 PM , Blogger Erin Christine Keckley said...

well, thanks, y'all. shout-outs, liz! i am so popular! ash, sorry it's cold. it's been a nice 85 ish here. and to anonymous, thanks. i miss you, too, even though i'm not sure who you are! have a blessed one! eck

 

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