This morning we were wok up to beautiful fog over the mountains and chilly air. Later we heard thunder and it even rained a little.
After breakfast and our solitude time, we headed to three work sites…
La Mision – We had a big crew of students head to La Mision to finish the concrete slab. Here in Mexico many slabs and concrete are poured with gas mixers. We mixed a few buckets of sand with a few buckets of rock followed by concrete mix then water. Let it mix in the mixer and then pour it onto the slab via wheelbarrow. This project, though it has taken us a week and a half will really help this family build their home. The family has already purchased all the blocks needed for the walls.
La Hermosa – Another crew worked at the orphanage. One group worked on small sheds that will house fire hoses/pumps. About two years ago a wildfire blew through this mountain almost burning the orphanage down. They want to be prepared if or when it happens again. Others demoed an old chicken coup, saving the wood to be repurposed from something else (people rarely waste anything here), finished painting the kitchen, and prepped for another concrete pour for tomorrow.
CDL – Lastly, a crew went to Casa De Luz to continue stuccoing, sweeping leaves off the big roof of the daycare, bent rebar, and prepared the sidewalk for a concrete pour tomorrow.
Overall these students have gotten a lot done and almost everything we were hoping to accomplish this week.
Tomorrow we will work for a half-day before heading to the local beach and then a small fiesta with carne asada tacos!
Most photos have been uploaded from the day.