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PR Vlog #4: Can You Hear Me Now?!

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The week of October 2nd in Isabela, Puerto Rico, was completely about trying to get communication. I had already gone two weeks without being able to contact anyone. I hadn’t been online or spoken on the phone with the outside world a single time. Meanwhile, my husband had gone out of his way to make sure that he had communicated. He would stand in line for hours to wait for a minimum amount of gas so that he could drive to wherever he could get a signal. Continue reading →

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PR Vlog #2: Maria

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I heard through the grapevine (namely when they prayed at church) that Maria was looming, but the week started out normal enough. It didn’t take long to realize the widespread panic and fear that was setting in across the island. Pierre told me that while I was out with the kids, the Mayor of Isabela was driving around in one of those speaker cars warning everyone. Grocery stores were again filled to the brim with people stocking up on water and canned goods. Meanwhile, I was once again refusing to accept the reports and going about my days as usual. Continue reading →

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PR Vlog #1: Our Week of Normalcy

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The first week we arrived in Puerto Rico was consumed in acclimating and dealing with Hurricane Irma, so the week of September 11th (oddly enough) was our first “normal” week. We got into a rhythm, found our routine, figured out how life was going to work here and felt like we were flourishing. That is when I began vlogging. I was ready to get back into the swing of things after being here a week without working or Homeschooling at all. It felt good to be productive, while still fitting in the things we had come to love about Puerto Rico the most: the outdoors! Continue reading →

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Puerto Rico Brings Out the Best In Us!

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Last night we saw a huge moving truck driving into our parking lot. I went outside and saw that it belonged to a gentleman we had met when we were out here on vacation in May. They’re moving to Dallas by the end of the week. He said they’ve been here 9 months and just cannot handle it anymore. He has a job, but if he loses it he knows there is nothing else here for him. He has an almost one-year-old daughter, and the school system here is currently less than ideal. If they run out of her formula at the grocery store they need to wait at least a week before it’s back in stock. The water and electricity go out regularly. I stood there and listened to his explanation, as he looked quite blissful to get the heck out of here. Continue reading →

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