Monday, September 28, 2009

Almost finished!

For anyone who has done construction in Guatemala, these are familiar sights...

gravel...

sand...

and a bucket brigade!

Such was our Monday, a week ago! The guys had finished the "prep" work for the cistern on the mountain and were ready to pour the walls.

It took all of us, including Junior and Johnny, to make the concrete and get it in the forms before the rain started.

Just had to put this one in...he's so cute!

Believe it or not, they had a shovel that even fit my hand! I spent three hours shoveling sand and filling buckets. Thought I wouldn't be able to move the next day but God was gracious.

After a lunch on the ground of caldo with chicken and vegetables, we headed to the house just ahead of the rain. Good timing!


Two days later, the forms were removed and now they just have to make a top for it and fill it up! We are having a celebration to officially open the new building on the 2nd of November. By that time, all of the bathroom amenities will be completed and the lights in! (Wayne, guess what you will be doing!)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good job! J

Arlene Grimm said...

I know you all are glad to have this major work done! My hat is off to you Maria if you shoveled for three hours and could MOVE the next day!! Love yall!!