Not Forgotten

I glued the last pipe yesterday afternoon! The project is unofficially complete! It will be official tomorrow during the ceremony with the community.  I am taking the day off to hike up an adjacent (small) mountain where we should be able to see the ocean and Guatemala at the peak.  The guys didn’t want me … More Not Forgotten

The Dinner Snatcher

On Sunday evenings, before church, women in the community fry pasteles over an open fire in an area behind the church and sell them.  They are corn tortillas stuffed with potatoes and I have become very attached to getting them every Sunday night. It costs a quarter for 6.  This past Sunday evening, the ladies got … More The Dinner Snatcher

She’ll be sliding down the mountain when she comes!

The work is progressing slowly this week but we should still be finished by Friday. It takes a long time to position and support the pipe because we are working on steep slopes. We have supported about 80% of the pipe and should be finished with the pipe tomorrow.  I literally hold small tree trunks to … More She’ll be sliding down the mountain when she comes!

Press On

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

Bigger is Better.

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.