Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back again

UPDATE TO THIS POST: Been to the doctor today and my foot IS broken, and should not be putting any weight on it for another 2 weeks. At least now I am on crutches and with a better brace, so much for the first doctors prognosis! I am just about going stir crazy though - there is only so many DVD's one can watch!

Thank you everyone for your kind comments - we appreciate the international brotherhood we have so very much. And while it has been very hard to be over here while our family has been going through trauma - we also have been very thankful for the love and kindness shown to them by the local witnesses. 360 people were at the service for Lloyd plus us four in Ecuador. The skype video call worked very well - after the service, we were also able to see and talk to many of our old friends - once again, thank goodness for modern technology.

So we came back to the coast yesterday after a lovely few days with Aaron, Amanda, Chad and Michele and their visitors - just what I needed a lot of noise around me. The bus trip back was unadventurous, was able to sleep most of the way with my foot up on Marks knee. It is still hurting me somewhat so I think I will go back to the doctor tomorrow to see what else, if anything, can be done.

One thing about bus travel here is at every stop, vendors will get on the bus to sell their wares. Sometimes it can get annoying, cause their voices are very loud. Yesterday when we arrived at Jipijapa - I counted 7 different guys - all clambering to sell their product at the same time. Water, Juice, Fresh Oranges, Hot Choclo (or old corn on the husk), empanadas, balls made of crushed plantain and pork fat, and for dessert Jello with a splash right out of the can of condensed milk! Some of it did smell pretty good, but I would have to be really hungry to actually buy and eat something from them. Can you imagine how yummy food, sitting around in the heat and close to all the bus fumes all day, would actually be.


Marisa said...

Mmmm. Sounds delish. Not. Hope your foot starts feeling better soon! xxx

The Kinlocher's said...

perhaps there is time for another blog.....called "Entertaining yourself when incapacitated" or "Filling in time" or "I am bored"

you could always take up the knitting again!

Lynne said...

Oh dear, oh dear! No wonder your foot was so sore! How are you managing with crutches? Steps???!!!

Elizabeth in Ecuador said...

oh my word, Lynne, this house has soo many steps and now my hand has blisters from the crutches!!! Woe is me!