I’m back in Haiti. 🙂
However, despite landing in PAP at 5pm on Wednesday, I am still in PAP and have not made it to Jacmel.
Yesterday, we went shopping, and everything was great on that end. We finally own a 25 kVA transformer, and an air conditioner, which I will work on installing once we get home.
We also picked up solar panels and batteries for some new missionaries in the Leogane area that the guys will start building racks for as soon as we get back.
However, Gayly picked me up in the F150, and it needs brake work done, and new front tires, before we head back over the mountain. Thankfully, we still had a place to stay for another night, and I was put in touch with a good shop to get the brakes worked on. It is run by an american and staffed by haitians. Overall, it seems like they are the mechanic’s version of the F1 workshop, so it’s nice to see other people doing this.
For today, we’ll get the brakes fixed and go home, but we will have to continue to work on the truck once we get there, as they pointed out that is also needs air/oil/fuel filters and an oil change, and the engine is running rough so we’ll probably get new fuel injectors as well.
I was considering retiring this truck, but since the Big Truck (the Chevy) doesn’t have air conditioning, this is our best vehicle for picking up batteries and solar panels from PAP, so we’ll work on fixing it again.
It’s gonna be a busy couple weeks before Jamie, Mara, and Mom get here, but I’m looking forward to it.