Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Runnin' Around

Our weekend has been one of work and play.  We are in Guatemala City, which has it's up sides and down.  We really enjoy walking around and checking out new things and partaking of the goodies that urban life has to offer, like movies, food options and swimming.  Yesterday Kemmel took me to a spice store that someone had recommended.  It was HEAVEN!  They had so many things that I have never been able to find here.  We will definitely be going back! Then as we were walking to get our favorite veterinary supply store (for flea drops for the kitty) we found an eyeglass clinic with great prices!  We got Kemmel a pair of single vision lenses with anti-glare and anti-scratch coating for $125 including the exam.  Hallelujah!

As well as playing, we went around to a couple of dental supply houses to price some new dental compressors and central suctions systems for the Caris clinic.  We currently work with two compressors that are more than 25 years old.  Although they get the job done, they are not ideal, and one is beginning to show signs of giving up the ghost.  So, recently we received a generous donation (THANKS to our kind donor!) to purchase dental equipment, and we are thrilled to be able to shop around for keeps rather that just making a wish! 

I am always impressed at how much research Kemmel puts into running this medical and dental practice.  He is always in the know about equipment, medications, prices, payroll, human resources law and alternative ways of doing things. Every chance he gets with a mechanic, medical/dental equipment technician, or anyone in the field, he is asking questions and squirreling away info in his little notebook!  Yesterday he talked with different sales reps and technicians about compressor models, connection specifications and planning.  That's hard enough to think about in English, much less in Spanish.  We are blessed to have this guy!

It is an honor to work here and serve, and we are thankful for the resources God has given our supporting families and churches to help Health Talents carry out the mission.  

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