Henry's Haiti Blog: Sunday February 28Posted: Updated:
Taking a shower this morning was interesting. There is no hot water, just cold. And it's really cold. You would think with it being so hot here – that would make the water a little tolerable. The Haitian water also has a methane-like or sulfur smell to it constantly. After showering – I still felt dirty.
We walked across the road to attend church service this morning. It was all in Creole and French. I was able to pick up parts of it. The service was outside because the church the Haitians had been using was destroyed by the quake. Following the service I was able to get a tour of the damage at the church from a lovely Haitian woman. She told me that when the quake hit – she was shaken so much she fell to the ground.
We also surveyed the site at – what was – Clement's house. He is one of the head guys with COPED. The team checked over everything and it appears we won't have as much work to do there to pour a foundation.
After that we took a trip along the road to Jacmel – it was barely passable in parts. We toured the site of a school which had completely collapsed. Thankfully no one was injured. But more than a month after the quake – the rubble hasn't been touched.