Wednesday, November 15, 2006

We almost didn't believe it!
































We are hosting a team this week that is working at the Camp. We knew that the government was widening the highway in front of the property, but they were taking the land from the camp side of the highway, not the house side. What we didn't know, but found out Monday when we arrived at the Camp, was that they dumped all the dirt from the excavation on our side! Also, the guy that owns the cornfield behind the house decided that he wanted to build a house on his cornfield and asked that dirt be dumped in his field. As you may can see, the drainage work that was done on our property is now moot - his field is now about 20 feet high! We are very concerned about what will happen when the next rainy season hits! The dirt between us and the highway (about 4 feet high) will be moved to level the area between the house and the entrance and make a football (soccer) field. We were sorry for the trees we lost, but many of the cedars lining the highway as a buffer are still there. One picture also shows the opposite side of the highway (camp side) and the area that was taken there.

The team here from Visalia, CA, is reroofing the house and the well digger came yesterday! Things are progressing and we may be in the house by Christmas. That would be a nice Christmas present!!


Maria
Please note the change in the email address:
jcoker@caminternational.org

1 comment:

CLEO COKER said...

oh my gosh!! that is some crazy stuff right there!! It is also alot of dirt! I do hope alot of it is gone before the rainy season because that seriously would not be good!
So how is the car situation?...I did have to giggle when I visualized all those people in the suburban...I know it was not a fun situation but having seen how they pack them in down there just amused me that you two did the same thing!
I love you both!
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