ON THE BACK BURNER

March 3

Day 2 .  How quickly things can change. We were told that there would be an emergency meeting after lunch. I suggested that it might be about coronavirus. Other suggested that the electricity would be off for awhile. I was right. The Israeli government,  not my volunteer program or the Army,said that some members of our team had to leave. The army leaders that we have, read off 15 names of the people who have to leave the program.Some England,France, Netherland,Germany,Australia and one Israeli. That last one we can’t figure out. Found out he had just returned from England and has a duel citizenship. All kinds of rumors. Political, alphabetical? What I haven’t figured out yet is that a new group will be coming Sunday and many of us will remain for another week or two. Right now the morale is less than cheerful. I did work really hard today. I was with 3 women and one civilian  employee. We emptied boxes of medical items.  But as we emptied, we had to sort, such as , trach tubes in one box, scalpels in one, morphine in a box, until all that was left was a sponge and 2 rolls of material that can be used to splint a break. Then we refilled the boxes with up to date medical stuff. My hardest job was packaging  a saline drip solution so that the instructions were all toward the front, and put the small bottles in a tight plastic baggie.Then I had to date everything. I just finished in time . We work 8 to noon. Then 1 to 4.  And although it seems less than efficient, it keeps us all busy and it is useful.

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