Saturday, January 24, 2009

An update

Received an update from Toby this morning...

"Well, our first clinic is complete, and what a great, hard day. We drove to a village and saw maybe 400-500 people. Most had simple ailments requiring only pain releif or vitamins, but shows what they can't get that we take for granted. The men and women all line up separately, the men in drab clothes, the women in bright and varied saris. Lots of beautiful children, mainly pre-schoolers cos there was school today. I helped with crowd control (lots of pushing and shoving to get to be seen first - esp the ladies) and directing people traffic from nurse station to drs. The drs are awesome, doing a v professional job in conditions totally different to what they're used too (today, we were all in a small marquee). Pray for tomorrow - we can greatly improve the people flow and see more people or quicker with some improved logisitics -right up my street - pray I'd be wise and humble in making suggestions."

Looks like we have our marching orders!
Another update: the ballet recital dresses are finished! The girls have a ballet recital next week, and I offered to help make the costumes. "Help make" became "make all". 6 in total. It worked out very well, though, having finished them all this morning. I learned a new trick in the making, too - flat felled seams. A great trick for making something reversable. I also had the opportunity to try out my new serger/overlocker, which was very exciting. I forsee many overlocked projects in the future...
Will post pictures soon...

1 comment:

nursemummy said...

Praying for you, Toby, and all those in India at this time. THank you for keeping us updated.

<3 Karen
ps looking forward to seeing you Tuesday girlie!