Closing off my three months in Panama is sad, but I am looking forward to going home to see my family … More Last Week in Panama
Returning to Valle Escondido – the land of all those slippery hills! We drilled one hole and found water, but it wasn’t enough, so we persisted … More Back to those slippery HILLS!
I’ve mentioned before that for manual drilling, Haiti is extremely difficult. Even though it is hard (and has a history of blocking my efforts with the rocks that make up most of the country’s subsurface), it doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying different methods and supporting different teams with drilling here in Haiti. This time, … More One step forward, two steps back
In my last post, “Drilling in Chiluba (Part 1)”, I mentioned that my next post would demonstrate the pumps we built, however I still don’t have many photos, so I can just show a couple shots from when we were testing the pumps. I haven’t been able to retrieve photos from my “mostly dead” phone … More Drilling in Chiduba (part 2)
It’s been tough to get a strong enough cell signal to update recently, so here is a continuation from the last post about Uganda (Down Goes the Pipe). After leaving the Rosser family with my new awesome rock breaking tool that they welded from the leafspring, I spent 11 hours on buses and got to … More Bulldozer
…if you can manage to sleep in the bed of a pick-up truck driving down a [mostly] dried up riverbed. I had a really long traveling day yesterday as I made my way from Haiti to Helene & Peter’s apartment in Princeton Meadows. I happily ate some of the brownies Helene baked me for my … More Sleeping takes talent…
My original flight would have brought me home very late tonight, but I was able to hop on an earlier flight once I got back to Kampala. P.S. My first breakfast in the States: brownies in chocolate ice cream! Such a healthy start! Arua to Kampala was an 8 hour bus ride. I was excited … More Home!
So, Uganda is one of the countries where everyone drives on the left side of the road. Besides almost getting hit by just about every moving vehicle during my time here, I also found that walking on the left side is odd for me to process. Not in a general sense – people weave all … More I have to learn how to walk on the left side of the road!
So, why did we generally walk or take a boda (motorbike) the two-ish miles between our host house and the orphanage in Iganga?…because otherwise we’d spend 30 minutes trying to get the truck through the narrow gate (Isaac hardly ever made it through the gate on the first try so we’d have to push the … More I saw a wild animal…other than vultures, rats, giant worms, lizards and spiders (finally!)
Message from Caitlin: “The borehole for the new well at the orphanage reached a dept of 65 ft then collapsed. It took the strength of 7 men but thankfully we were able to pull the drill and 60 feet of extenders out of the collapsed borehole. We decided to refocus our efforts to the old … More Collapsed Borehole and a Sick Day