¡Feliz día de San Valentín! (o, Feliz día del amor y de la amistad. Qualquiera cosa).
I don’t think I’ll be doing many live blogposts while in Ecuador. This one is pre-recorded, to post on Valentine’s Day (or, The Day of Love and Friendship. Whatever).
The photo is from Valentine’s Day 2006. Here is La Reina de Urcuquí (the Queen of Urcuquí, the village we worked in that day) presenting us with flowers and ribbons. Judith on the left is the doctor that I translated for that year.
No telling what’ll happen for festivities today, but Ecuadorians are always friendly.
Today is our first day on the job. The surgery team will set up in the hospital in Guaranda and will most likely start cutting flesh by noon. The clinic team will hop into a bus and go out to a rural village for the day. It always amazes me how a group of people who don’t normally work together (or have even met before!) can set up shop and get to work so quickly. And we have fun doing it.