“Our first week got off to a wonderful start! Papa Joe turned 27 (wink, wink) on Thursday and we had a celebration for him Friday at our house. We cooked curry, ketchup chicken, rice and peas, fried dumplings and birthday cake. It was a joyful time!

What adventures we’ve had already! Since our arrival in Montego Bay, we’ve had wild thunder, rain and lightning storms. One of these terrible storms blew about a million white ants into our house covering the floors, shower and kitchen with a half inch of bugs. Thank goodness Maddy took one for the team and swept them up!

More to come…”

–Kate Wasserman, Volunteer Operations Manager for Great Shape! Inc.