Happy Belated 4th of July!
Trip Start May 16, 2008
19Trip End Jul 26, 2008
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Random story I don't want to forget to write down somewhere:
Here in Arusha, the only way to get any tv when you don't have a tv is to buy these cheap dvd copies for like $2 that guys sell on the streets. Kait and I have found one guy who sells them for really cheap and they are pretty good quality; plus he actually has a small store, so we don't get harassed when we are looking around. This guy is a petite muslim man with a gray beard (he's very cute). Apparently, he is not only a knockoff dvd salesman & store owner, but also a medical practitioner, as it seems he is always trying to cure our medical woes. One time we went in and he "predicted" that Kait had a headache, then proceeded to give her "acupuncture" with a pen, yes a writing pen. He shoved it under the nail on her thumb and asked if it hurt. When she replied that yes, in fact it did hurt because he was pressing awfully hard, he replied "aahhh, yes then you are in pain." The next itme we went in he diagnosed is with a "watering of the nose" and told us that the best cure is to rub our noses with coconut oil. I wonder what he'll say next time.
Anyway, I cant' believe I'm leaving so soon...I still have so much work left to do! I'll have to conitinue working with the hospital once I'm in the U.S....plans I've already made with them. Slowly, very, very, incredibly painfully slowly I'm heading in the right direction with them. It's taken 2 months to get my point across (to the right person) about what they need to be doing! So, now I'm working with this person to implement some new things, which will take probably the rest of my life.