Friday, February 26, 2016

La Romana - part five...Thursday

Today was our last work day. We mostly finished up some concrete work on the columns and out back along the property line of the lot behind the building. 
Mallory spotted this heart cloud just before lunch. 

Break time...

More work was done then lunch. 
Our host pastor and her family...Benny, Joshua, Dorian and Pastor Yira. 

Our family has had a wonderful week working together with the team. 

John had the fish. Last year he got sick and some suspected it was the fish they had on a boat (John said he thinks it was actually the greens) but that didn't keep him from trying the fish this time. 

After lunch we took a group picture and then headed out. 

We stopped down by the sea to take a few pictures. This was only about 4 or 5 blocks from the church. 

Proud of our students. They worked really hard this week. 

After this photo op stop we did some shopping for souvenirs. 

Big Mike and Little Mike on the bus waiting for the group. 

Tonight's dinner was nice. Tomorrow is our fun day. One day left here. Sad it's nearly over. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

La Romana - part four...Wednesday

Today we started by doing a bucket brigade to get more rocks and sand up to the top floor. 

Hi Mallory!

John shoveled rocks and sand in to the buckets. Duke lifted them up to Paul thru the window. 

At the top of the stairs after they were emptied Hannah and Kelsey tossed them down and I picked them up and placed them to be filled again. 

At one of the breaks the kids played with hula hoops and jump ropes we had brought them. 

Finally it was lunch time. The ladies from the church prepare the meals each day. They have made such nice lunches for us       

Here Kelsey is going thru the line. 

Keith had some fun tying Michael to the gate with a jump rope. 

Everyone takes a break to eat. 

Paul got in a short nap. 

Lonnie found an empty classroom to nap in. The school kids leave at noon each day. 

Back to work and time to pour concrete again. 
 It was hot today. 

 Charlie our fearless leader. 

Quitting time. This is our bus to and from the church each day. It's nice and cool after a hot day at work. 

Back to the hotel for a cool off in the pool. 

The brothers checking their phones. 

This is a little peek at our room. 

Good night from Mallory and Michael!