Anita’s house….one more block

It has been three weeks since the foundations were dug and the work is going well..

The walls are up and next week (April 21st, 2014) the floors will be poured and the roof put on…

LG is so thankful to have Luis and Jogly work with us on a regular basis. Jordan, Manuel,Cristina, Daniel and Christian have been a great help as well, coming and going.

We have enjoyed visiting with the neighbors and bringing them fresh veggies.

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We had gotten permission to use the well on the neighbors property…

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..then we hired Jose and his sons, Oscar and Santiago…

what a great family.  13 years ago Jose’s wife died and he raised his four children,

they were 3 to 13 years old….

Behind them is the sewer poso they dug…

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…this is all done by hand…the hole is 1 meter in width and this poso was 10 meters

deep.  The well was 60 feet deep….

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…and then there was water

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….our friend Fredy gave us 150lbs of fresh veggies and it is always fun

giving them out to Anita’s neighbors….the kids all got little wooden

cars from the Gleaners

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….celebrating his first ever birthday party at 50!

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…we have been teaching Cristina that water is good for you…

it was 30 degrees most days when we were working and she was getting light headed…

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Brenda…our favourite tortilla lady

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Mary, our favourite tienda lady…

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The construction site “dining room”, complete with lounge chairs…

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…coffee break”

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Yes, Jogly, someone said coffee break!

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Good bye, Grandpa Luis…have a good day at work…

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Diego, who works for ReMax, came to help…

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Daniel and Christian, Cristina’s sons

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Maria, Luis’ wife

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Cristina, a good mudder!

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Jogly, the Master Grinder

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It’s a rumor that if a married couple can sift sand together their marriage will last!

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and then there were blocks…lots and lots of blocks!

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…lots of cement…

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…some people just use their head…

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yard clean up….

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..this is called a Witch tree…the Mayan people shower and then slap themselves with the

branches to ward off evil spirits…Anita asked us to remove all the witch trees…

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…let’s work

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Anita and her girls surprised us with a great lunch of chicken soup and rice….

“It’s not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
Leo Buscaglia

 

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~ by LUVSENT on April 18, 2014.

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