Monday, July 20, 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's Off To Work We Go!

Mama Kathy: One reason we come to Kenya is to help the orphange do projects that they just don't typically have the time and rources to do. Last year when we were here, it rained most of the time (hasn't rained once this year!). So last year we got to experience what it was like to live with constant mud with 150 children! It gave us the idea of making a sidewalk for the kids from the house all the way up to the toilets and the school. That's one thing we are doing this year. Fortunately for me I have had VERY little involvement in that project. It seems that they have done about 5 miles of cement work (Kenyan style of course). However, the day the team left for safari, the work crew was still going strong and ran out of water! So I helped class 8 haul water in buckets from the house and barn UP the hill (through the 4 feet of snow, LOL) to the school so they could finish the school patio they were pouring. We hauled water until close to dark. This also lead to an outage of water in our guest house for several days. Yes, we did not have running water for showers or other American necessities. The kids really never complain, they know they just have to go with the flow and do watever they need to do, whether they like it or not.

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