Henry's Haiti Blog: Sunday February 28

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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.