Friday, July 7, 2017




When you plan anything in the islands, setbacks are inevitable. 

Beth Kolodey, local teacher of computers to kids in the Jefferson County School system, and I had our plane tickets and were ready to leave for St. Vincent and the Grenadines on July 17 to conduct computer camps for kids on St. Vincent and Union islands. She recently had foot surgery, but was set on going anyway.

The major problem was not her foot cast, but the fact that the shipping container with the computers inside is behind schedule and will not arrive until later in that week - probably about the time we were scheduled to leave. It was held up in Jamaica when it had to be transferred to a second ship. No computers, no computer camp.

Everyone involved was disappointed, but all agreed that it would be better to postpone the camps, rather than be there under stress wondering and waiting to see if they would get there. Even if the container arrived during our last days there, it still would have to go through the customs process.

Since there are many issues around the renovation of the Pastoral Centre that need to be resolved in person, I have decided to proceed on my own.

Maybe this will be a "good thing" after all! Beth's foot will be mended, will know for sure the computers will be there and tested and maybe we can find another teacher to go with Beth and assist her next time.

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