March 14, 2012

Day Seven

Guido HANDS Team:

Hola Canadiences! 

Today was a lot like yesterday, we woke up, went to work, worked... There was more work for us today, which was good. We also didn't have to do any rebar, much to Rachel's relief after she spent the night dreaming about it :S 

Some worked on the roof, while others secured supports on the ground. It was an overall team effort and we got a lot done (see pictures). 

There was the regular fight for the first shower which for the guys means whoever can run the fastest out of the gua-gua (van), aka Evan (no one really knows how he does it :) ) 

Some of us walked to the variety store-tuck shop thing and bought RD$ 15 Coca-Cola ($0.45)! 

Now we're just hanging out, like always, the guys claiming they need their 1/2 hour down time after 'stressfull' devotions!! 

Our buddy Billy brought us sugar cane, which most of us have been sucking on since dinner. It's a unique experience!

Until tomorrow, Rachel, Kristen, Belinda & Mallory (aka Malaria)


Mar 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Hey Rachel,

Dad's home again. Looking forward to having you home again to hear all of your stories (and dreams :D)

Mar 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm

hi mom :)

glad to hear that dad's home safe again :)

I guess I sort of miss you guys ;) I'm having so much fun here I don't want to leave! :D

Peter & Elaine
Mar 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures and blogs. It is great to see the results of all your work! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Mar 15, 2012 at 1:20 am

Thanks for the update and work progress! Last time I helped all we did was parging, which is brutal and difficult, so I'm looking forward to rebar and pouring. Thanks also for the heads-up about hammers, I'm sure we can rustle up a few... God bless and keep you safe!

William and Geraldine
Mar 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Thanks for the updates and the pictures! When reading them Jeremy said, "I actually really miss Willem!" Our sentiments as well.

Mar 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey !! I was with the Drayton Team who put up the support columns just before you guys were there. I think we got the better part of the bargin, because pouring the whole roof seems like a lot more work than we had. You guys are being a huge blessing to the kids over there.

Mar 17, 2012 at 1:40 am

Kevin, I also want to warn you to bring good work gloves; they will come in handy when working with rebar! But be forewarned, nothing stays clean :)

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