About flamidwyfe

I am a midwife working all over the world. I am from south Florida. I love traveling and catching babies!!

Steady Progress

For those of you not on my http://www.thismidwifetravels.com blog … a bus update🙂

This Midwife Travels

Since we all work during the week, weekends are when most of the work gets done, but we did squeak in some cleaning mid-week with the help of my friend Catherine and my daughter Tiffany🙂

cleaning-walls Catherine & Tiffany helping scrub down the walls!

This morning I went up to Lowe’s and picked up a quart of paint to cover the back 1/4 of the bus, since the plan is to have the floor in back there and the bed platform built tomorrow. So I wanted to have the walls painted before hand.

paint Water Drops by Benjamin Moore

me-painting-102216 I spent a couple of hours on prep & painting in solitude. And a perfect 70 degree day to boot!

getting-there Will do the edges before the crew gets there in the morning. Also taped off the bed space!

So a new update tomorrow or Monday. I am also working on doing an…

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Dear Hillary: How Very Dare You!

Very thoughtful commentary. It begs the questions; How much do we really know? And how is it that we allow the media and others to shape OUR opinion?

Social Justice For All

HillaryLet me be as candid and transparent as possible: I was a very strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, and until the past four weeks, held out great hope that he would become our next President. Over the course of the past month, I have had to do a great deal of reflecting and ask myself where does this seemingly irrational antipathy for Hillary Clinton come from? Why have I participated in it? After doing some research and looking hard at systemic misogyny, I have had to confront myself with the truth that I bought into a narrative about Hillary Clinton that has been produced, packaged, and perpetuated by mostly the GOP with the help of many democrats and independents.

This narrative is a 30-year-old vilification of a woman who is bright, independent, wealthy, and powerful — a woman who asks for what she wants and needs. How very dare you…

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Introducing The WanderLust Bus

I woke up after a wonderful sleep in an Airbnb house this morning. And called Mr. Walsh at the Culpeper school transportation depot and he came and picked me up.

The bus had been serviced and filled up. And after we did our paperwork he took me out and walked me through some of the special things on the bus. She looks fantastic! Besides four spots that need to be puttied up her body is in excellent condition.  He gave me a quick lesson in how to use the airbrakes and then have me demonstrate that I knew how to use them.

I got on the road and headed east towards I 95. And met a friend of mine, Mary, who I’ve known via the Internet for more than 15 years. And then I got on I 95 south in Virginia and headed home. 

I stopped for a complete fill up before leaving Virginia because the gas was so much cheaper than North Carolina. The truckers at the truckstop were really awesome helping me figure out the diesel pump and I checked the fluids and all were OK.

I’ve made it as far is Selma, North Carolina. I’ll get up early in the morning and continue my journey home.

Here’s some photos from day one:

Fort Pierce Vigil at Ft Pierce Mosque

So nice to see community come together.

Treasure Coast Free Press

9/15/16 – Fort Pierce A peaceful vigil in support of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce tonight. It was attended by more than 100 people of all faiths. About 25 people stood out on Midway Rd with signs showing support for the member of the mosque, while more than 100 people stood inside the courtyard of the Islamic Center listening to speeches given by local member of the mosque, the Chaplain from the SLCSO and Bruno Moore, running for state Senate. There did not appear to be any counter-protesters, but there was a lot of support from cars driving down Midway Road. The vigil lasted for approximately 1 hour.

Submitted by Sandi Sandelier Blankenship

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