Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cockroach

Ahhhhh! A cool breeze dances across the tent tonight. Relief is carried on its nimble feet, and it is wondrous. I know many of you long for warm breezes, and as we left Detroit I thought I was going to be happy as well. Our jet landed just a little too far south! The warmth of these people, now that’s a different story all together. We arrived tonight to the tent fully prepared for our sleeping arrangements. All the mattresses were laid out and the floor cleaned for a weary team. The night guard George had taken care of the whole thing for us. We shared the blog comments to date, and some are finishing their journaling for the day. A cockroach created a wonderful source of entertainment, as we made ready for the night. There was a big one in the bathroom, and Krystle was trying to pay off the big guys to take care of it. Jim came back from the bathroom and informed her that he had given it directions to her bed, and that he told it to wait an hour! Don’t you know that in a few minutes the crazy thing flew into the tent and was dive-bombing Krystle mattress. Rob made quick work of disposing the crazy thing. LOL! My mind was drawn back to a springtime event with Autumn and Krystle. Comic relief can be as delightful as a cool breeze when emotions are soaring so high, and bodies are so spent. Quiet, as quiet gets in this struggling city has now fallen. Music plays lightly in some club or home. The dogs’ fighting in the streets has begun. A lone motorcycle passes down on the main road, perhaps to garner one last taxi fare for the night. My mattress beckons, daybreak comes early as the roosters begin crowing at 3:00 am. We have come to the conclusion it is a hunger-induced hallucination! The electricity came on for a while, now it just went out. Just like clockwork! The day is spent, and so is my pen. Until tomorrow, blessings again.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

To Alisa and Jim
Daddy you are really funny.(from Alexis ) Grandma Linda is typing if you didn't allready know. Hi Ma Ma. I miss you all.See you when you get back. I love you from Alexis.

Stacey Hasse said...

Krystle I do apologize for my dear brother in law teasing you about the cockroach. I can see his face now in my head, smirk and all. I hope that you are all well and peaceful. I'm in awe of all of you. You are all doing something I don't think I could do myself. I'd like to, but reality is, I'm not good where there are bugs and cockroaches. Seriously. Emily is spending this moment humming to her latest favorite.... Alvin and the Chipmunks Music CD. I'm glad to read about your efforts each day and again, very proud of you all.

Germaine&NIche said...

Now i must admit that is a wonderful laugh@ krystle's expense. Jim I can only imagine the trouble you are causing down there!! Sounds like God's blessing keep coming and Krystle you've been blessed the most!! Even the bugs want to be close to you. LOL Luv 2 all!

*Ria* said...

Oh my goodness Krystle! I bet you were NOT happy about that! Lol1 But that is kinda funny! Not to be insensitive! Lol! Oh my goodness I miss you all so much! Mama- Papa went to Uncle Georges house and ate clam sauce-spaghetti! They had a really great time! He says Enzo is giant! Last night we watches Wind Talkers! Poor Gram didn't remember how much violence was in it! All us kids were fine with it (I thought it was a good movie) but poor gram just kept saying sorry! She said "Oh! All I remembered was that there were Indians in the war an that the code was never broken!" She was so cute though! She said "I should have just turned it off!" Lol! I don't think it was THAT bad! Lol! We had Whitney and Stevie over again for dinner! We met them at Borders for an hour while Gram was a a meeting! So much fun! I found a few books I think I might just HAVE to get from the library! Lol! We were going to watch Anne of Green Gables tonight but Gram thinks someone must have borrowed it! Lol! We are going to get it from the library! Everyone is doing good! Jen and me have been playing the guitar for Gram (Even though I'm VERY rusty and keep forgetting the chords!)! You Belong With Me by Taylor all the way BABY! Lol! Actually Jen played many songs, but that the only one I knew! Mikes been doing fantastic things with dominoes! WOW! is all I can say! lol! We have been talking to Papa lots and he's doing great! I wish you were all here! Gram would keep you laughing! I also had this realization! I can tell in the morning haw much I had been moving in the night depending on how much makeup is on my pillow in the morning! Lol! Thought that would be a fun fact to tell you! It's been really fun sharing a room with Gram! We talk a little each night before we go to bed! Krystle- I really hope you've had some time to read East! It's one of my fav.s (as I've told you! Lol! Sorry for the repetition! :D) And Uncle Kell- You have just gotta post something about Grandpa (for Gram's sakeLol! Each time she reads a post she says "Nothing bout Dad!" She has also been trying o predict all your meals! Lol! She says "Oh! I bet they are eating this right now!" She is SO cute! Jen decorated her laptop with candy rapers! It looks REALLY artistic (Mom- Its just the top and it's NOT permanent!) Lol! Oh my goodness! Kelly- I really do help you feel better! If you get sick and die who will I have that is so wonderfully fun to slap (but tortures me cuz I said I WOULDN'T slap you anymore!) Plus if you die you won't be able to pretend you are sticking ice-cubes down my shirt! >:[ So pretty much... DON'T DIE! Lol! I hope you all sleep really good tonight! Mama- I've been getting all your hugs and kisses! I love you and I miss your cuddles! :D SLEEP GOOD AND DREAM OF ORANGE MONKEYS AND POLKA-DOTED BANANAS! love you lots!

xoxo Ria

Kari & Kacy said...

That is hilarious!! This is the best start to my day!!! God is so good!! Tell Krystle to tell Jim that Kacy will get him back!! Love and prayers to all!!