Both tanks are full of water! We finished setting the valves on the lower tank so now we just have 100′ of piping to install over the next 3 days. To send a message to Cait, visit: https://share.delorme.com/Caitlinterry
Hi, everyone! This is Melissa acting as a clever imposter to Caitlin (insert evil laugh here). I’m here to tell you two things – 1. The tank liner is holding WHOOO HOOOO!!! and 2. Caitlin’s birthday is Wednesday (She might be a liiiitttlle annoyed that I told you that :). Use the link below to … More A special (good) message!
We came down to Tacuba today for additional material to finish the tank roof and final piping. It has not been an easy few days, but our team is pressing on 🙂 Yesterday, we placed the lower tank liner after spending a lot of time making sure the lower tank was ready. After filling it … More Press On
The project is going well, but progress has been slow this week. I am back in the little shop in Tacuba for an hour of wonderful internet time (36 minutes to go!). We came down early this morning to get some more material for the project. I can´t really describe how hard it is to … More Goldfish Crackers are the BEST!
I am sitting in a small hot shop in Tacuba typing on a computer keyboard with the letters handwritten on the keys and Spanish symbols in place of the ones I am used to using on my keyboard at home. All of that to say, there will most likely be typos in here, but this … More Bigger is Better.
One bite at a time. I first heard that phrase at Equip International during my Appropriate Technology training. No matter how overwhelming something seems, just going step-by-step makes it manageable and possible. Ok, I know that is not a very tasteful analogy (pun intended!), but it is one that comes to my mind often on … More How do you eat an elephant?
Ah yes, I also have other important supplies (clothes, tech gear, first aid, etc) for my two-month long project in El Salvador, but the trail mix is, by far, my favorite item. I am leaving [really] early Monday morning for San Salvador with teammate, Jess. We will meet another teammate, Raul, at the airport in … More 4 pounds of Trail Mix
That’s how I feel when I am speaking in front of more than four people. Here is a video file of me sharing at last week’s Missions night at church. I only had a couple days notice so I was extra nervous (although I’ve never actually given a speech when I wasn’t nervous even when … More My tongue is too big for my mouth
Here is a 2 minute photo montage video from the last 5 months worth of projects. A quick synopsis: Costa Rica (spanish school) El Salvador (spring water source scout) Panama (well drilling, borehole) Haiti (latrine construction, livestock) Ecuador (hygiene, sanitation, water management community training) Ecuador (water purification installation)
The second week of school is finally over and I am looking forward to staying local and studying this weekend. Traveling to El Salvador last weekend was exhausting and I found it difficult to keep up in class the first couple days after I returned. I am hoping to catch up on studies and rest … More Have you ever seen a Goaeep?