THE HOUSE BEFORE WE TOOK IT DOWN
Saturday, December 19, 2009
We woke up early this morning and took showers, then headed to meet the group for breakfast. After we ate we split up into two groups, most of the men went to a site to rebuild a house for a woman who was in need and the rest of the group went to the malnutrition clinic. It took about 1.5hrs to get to the work site and when we got there we saw a tin shack that we were going to tear down and rebuild. We started taking the tin off the house and in about 45 minutes we had the entire house torn down. We started by reinforcing the block work around the 20ft by 10ft concrete slab. We also moved her door to another wall because when it rains water flows right into her house. After a few hours the site got pretty crowded so me and one of the guys went out into the street and started playing with a group of local kids who had congregated to see what we were doing. After giving them all piggy back rides, they wanted to get on our shoulders. Then they wanted to race, then pictures and the list went on. It was a great experience but after a few hours of playing with them it was time to get back to work on the house. At the end of the day we had all of the walls up with only the tin to put on the outside and roof. We headed back to Antigua for another hot dinner, which seemed a little unfair considering 99% of the rest of the country probably didnt even have enough rice and beans to fill their bellies. We ate and had worship and then went to bed. Erika was starting to come down with a cold and we're trying to make sure it doesnt get worse.