March 26, 2014

Guess what? More concrete...

Wolf Creek HANDS Team:

Well, it was once again another hot day. Tomorrow's forecast is for +36C. It was a long day today. We stayed longer to finish pouring the floors in 2 more classrooms. We have one more to do, and that will happen tomorrow. When we did the second floor, we mixed concrete in playground area and then hauled them up to the second floor using a rebar hook. Then the bucket brigade went to work. 

We have had a great time building relationships with the workers. It isn't always easy to understand what they are saying, but we make every effort to figure it out. And sometimes we just have to chuckle at ourselves. 

We need to finish our story of Sandy's finger. It needs an explanation. We were in the process of moving concrete bucket by bucket from the mixing room to the room being poured. Well.... Sandy passed a bucket to Alex, and Alex happened to take Sandy's glove along. Well.... Sandy kept her glove, except for one of her fingers. It was the chuckle for the day, and we still have to chuckle over it. 

It is late, and we have another day of work ahead of us. So, we better sign off, besides my computer is going to die in about 15 minutes. Pictures tomorrow.

Comments:

Amber
Mar 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Thanks for explaining a bit more about Sandy's finger! Sounds like a had to be there moment to get the humour you shared last night!! Can't wait to see more photos!

Enjoy the +36 temperature cause you may come home to knee deep snow! It hasn't stopped snowing since yesterday and says its gonna continue till Saturday!

Bert
Mar 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Looks like you are making good progress and working hard at it in the heat. God's blessing as you finish up. You are in our prayers.

Pastor Leon
Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Hello Team! Thank you for working hard for the Lord in the DR. Thank you also for reaching out to the locals, and allowing them to reach out to you. Developing these friendships is a key component and benefit on the mission. We prayed for you tonight, especially that your final moments in the DR will be blessed, and that you'll have a safe trip home. Peace to you all!

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