This morning was just a little different. We began with a 6:10 breakfast bell, but then the staff had their own personal devotion at 7:00, which meant that we wouldn’t be leaving until 7:30. The concrete team was worried that they wouldn’t be able to get the job done today with the late start, but the day was overcast, so it went fast. Most went to the school and the water filtration team would not be going back to the village until tomorrow, so everyone except the vets went to the school. Some painted and the rest went to the basketball court. We were mixing two monster volcano piles of concrete and everything moved very quickly. We’d mix and then shovel it into wheelbarrows that were then wheeled over to the basketball court. We finished early and got back to the ranch about noon and had lunch. We were told that the staff didn’t expect us to get so far and that they weren’t prepared for us to come back after lunch, so we waited to see what to do next. There were rumors that we’d make a trip to San Estaban to buy ice cream, but they decided that we could do 3-4 pads of concrete, paint a little and then check on the old computers in the elementary school to see if they were worth salvaging. Three of us went to the elementary school and found that they weren’t worth saving. We think about $10,000 will do it, so we will try to raise it before next year. We walked across the pedestrian bridge that we helped build a couple of years ago to help with the concrete. We stopped by to see the painting and then on to help with concrete. We were too late, but that didn’t bother us a bit.


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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  1. Angela says:

    Enjoying your blog Lynn. I love hearing about all the good things that are going on there. Makes me even more ready for our trip in June!

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