Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Peru.

April, 2010: The final project days.

Posted in Peru on April 22, 2010

Wednesday April 21, 2010

Day 11 was ultimately a productive day, but we had a few setbacks. Setback one was a late pickup at the hotel so we got to the worksite quite late. Setback two was more trenching - we discovered that we needed to go a little deeper so the trenching crew was back in action. This involved kneeling in the trench to dig a few inches deeper. However, this few inches was through straight rock! Using only a chisel and arm power, mission accomplished by
the end of the day!

Setback three was a collapsed form midway through pouring the concrete …and we learned “it is not what happens but how you react that is important”. After some minor expletives and panicked staring, we moved to a quick solution and within 20 minutes were pouring more concrete!

The rest of the day was bricklaying - there are always more bricks to lay - and a visit to a local weaving shop after work. The weaving shop was amazing - hand made blankets, bags, coats, and everything else imaginable! The wool is alpaca and hand produced using natural plants and animals for dyes. We received a tour through the weaving process and a number of us walked away with some excellent finds. A neat end to an ultimately good day!

Thursday April 22, 2010

Day 12 was another mixed day. Half of us went to the worksite and the other half visited a local school.

Hamblamos luego…
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