On our first real day of work, we were anxious to find out if the money that we had raised for the computer lab that we had put in 3 years ago had been spent on the things that had been requested. I am happy to report that everything that we had hoped for was bought and is currently being used in the computer lab. Cindy and I spent a couple of hours with the computer teacher going over the list and the only things that we were missing were quarterly repairs on the computers and additional instructions books for English. The books for computer skills were there. We did have one computer that continuously shut off. It was the computer that we had repaired last year. We checked to see if it was set to 110 voltage and there just wasn’t anything that was obvious. We plugged it in to another computer cord and still had the same issue. We took it with us and will try to get it fixed and returned. I finished the morning assisting with concrete mixing. We are pouring concrete at the middle school to make a road and we are pouring concrete at the elementary school to make a floor in the dining area. The elementary school is now quite beautiful. Since we were here last year digging out so much dirt to make walls, the Hondurans have planted bushes and flowers and it is beautiful. A 10 to 12 foot wall is being built around the school and it is being stuccoed. A group painted a portion of the outside wall and I was surprised what a difference that made. They now have a pavilion to play in when the weather is bad, as well. We worked until about noon, took off for lunch and returned at 1:30 to mix more concrete. We mixed 3 piles of concrete at a time. We finished for the day at 4:00. At dinner everyone introduced themselves and it was amazing what a diverse group we had this year. Some had been coming for 15 or more years and for some, it was their first trip.

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About lynntclarke

I am an attorney by trade, but love to travel. I am in my "golden" years and decided to blog about some of my trips, mainly to keep a diary of my experiences, so that I can do picture books for my travels and remember what I did each day. When you travel, you tend to forget the day before as you are having such wonderful new experiences. The blog will be there forever, I suppose, but memories fade fast. I hope you learn something worthwhile as you read. If not, then that is okay, too. Enjoy your own travels!!!

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