Anyways, lab this week was pretty fun, we tore apart and put back together 7 different pieces of equipment (the coolest being an electrosurge device) and practiced trouble shooting with some of the circuit boards we made. At Mt. Meru, Soren and I fixed and rewired a heater and then I helped with some more wheelchairs. I’m happy to know I will have PLENTY to do when it’s just us next month. Above I’ve posted a picture of a “storage” room right next to where we work, I’m glad I love to organize things- we will see if I can even begin to pick through the useful/useless things. My Swahili is improving a little and I hope to keep growing a larger vocabulary so I can talk with the workers in the hospital. At TCDC each week, we switch Kiswahili teachers so it is neat to get to know each one and it’s fun to have different teaching styles.
This weekend was our one and only long weekend to do whatever we wanted so I thought it would be awesome to go to a beach resort that a friend had recommended to me. We ended up going with 14 EWH members and it was an absolute blast, I had never been to a “tropical” beach or ocean so it was really nice and relaxing. For $33 a night we had beautiful bandas, excellent food and even went snorkeling. Peponi Beach Resort is now one of my favorite places ever (Peponi means heaven in Swahili so it was quite suitable)! I saw maybe 5 other tourists, other than that it was just us, the beach, and a few locals/villages surrounding the area. I of course collected shells half of the time I was there and couldn’t believe what I found casually walking around! This weekend I plan to bond with my family, hopefully go to an orphanage with Larry (our wonderful tech guy!) and maybe even head to Arusha National Park. Well you can check out some of my favorite pictures of the week and I love all the comments I’ve been getting. Feel free to leave anything or ask any questions :D