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Latex Gloves and Baby Scales

It occurred to me today that Tammy had asked/recommended we each attempt to get donations of rubber gloves and bulb syringes last week. Now I leave for Michigan on Monday and I haven’t asked a single midwife for a donation. This was

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Luggage

So I had realized yesterday that I did not actually have a suitcase, let alone two suitcases. I told Jeff that I did not know what to pack in, and he started looking for a cheap way to purchase luggage. It seems

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Birth Pants

A friend donated some old stretchy pants yesterday, so I took the time to make the Birth Pants as recommended in the Hesperian Foundation book for Midwives. I wasn’t sure how big to make the opening, so I used the dolls from

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Bag Packing

I am off to the store to purchase my travel supplies today. I have a few lists of “what to pack to visit Africa” I found on the internet. Most of the lists are from Safari companies so that does not really

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Hotel

We had planned to spend our night in DC with a friend, which meant renting a car for a 45 minute drive to her home and then 45 minutes back first thing in the morning. Not ideal, but it would work. The

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Visas!

AAA gave us a discount to use a Visa service. It seemed reasonable to not have to travel to the UN or DC to get a visa so I did it. I got mine back in the mail today! Overall it took

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Flying to DC

Something to add to the “I should have taken care of that sooner” files is the flight to DC. Not a big deal right? Southwest has direct flights super cheap. Except Southwest flies to BWI and the flight to and from Rome

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The Last Details

I have the unfortunate pleasure of visiting family in Michigan for two weeks right before I leave for DR Congo. This means everything must be ready for me to fly out by the end of this week. It has been hectic –

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Laptop Computer!

Hurray for dear friends! One of my best friends actually had an old laptop she was no longer using. She does not care how we have to change the settings to make it work or even if it ends up stolen while