By the numbers

Here's a different kind of post....

1 is the number of snakes killed at the clinic today.

2 is the number of boys I saw poop this week. One was 2 and squatted behind a tree using his hands as toilet paper, the other was an older teenager sitting on a bucket inside his house not at all embarrassed by our arrival. 

3.7 is the number of miles I walk to and from the location.

6 is the number of scorpions killed at the clinic today.

7 is the number of girls who played with my hair today.

8 is the number of people who work at the Aus clinic. (2 nurses, 2 HIV counselors, 1 community health assistant, 1 cleaner, and 2 security guards.

8 is the number of people sitting on the floor of the van hiking to Keetmans this week.

9 is the number of boys I saw trying to kill a lizard in a tree with rocks.

11 is the number of home visits we did today.

14 is the number of condom demonstrations I have given.

22 is the number of times I have explained Grassroots Soccer while trying to get it organized.

62 is the number of HIV positive people in my settlement.

71 is the number of cards and letters I have received (they are all hanging on my wall). Thanks!

83 is the number of minutes I exercised today.

121 is the number of times I’ve had no water in my flat (I’m not complaining, many people here         don’t have water).

274 is the number of days since I came to Namibia.

1,294 is the number of people the clinic services, which includes surrounding farms and farm         workers.

84,711 is the number of steps I’ve taken this week.

Short and to the point...hope you like it!  Sorry there are no pictures, I'm having technical difficulties! 

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined." Henry David Thoreau