Monday, January 22, 2018

Progress continues

Eli, Anna, and I continued to work after saying good-bye to the team. We painted a bit on Friday, Saturday, and today....

Over the weekend we also enjoyed church with the kids at the Agape house which Anna helped lead. While there we admired the new baby goat.

On the way back to the house we detoured a bit to investigate some ruins that we hadn't noticed until the crops were harvested and the bushes harvested for fire wood.
  • Plaster crew making great progress. Down-stairs area mostly done. 
  • Built wooden scaffolding for the tall outside part. Sealing off the space between walls and roof. Lower outside level done and only about 1/2 of one side left.
  • Painted: (second coats will be counted as one time), 17 insides of drawers, one side of a shelf, 8 inside of cupboards where shelves go: 6
    • Cistern floor covers (2 sides each for left and right sides
      • cistern cover-both sides
    • wood strips for finishing window frames around windows that open.
  • 2 1/2 windows calked on the outside to make weather proof
  • Digging of drain-field.
  • Skype and instant messaged with company to do inner walls
  • School
Cory shopped before coming back up the mountain on Saturday, brining back needed paint, stain, paint brushes, hardware, and a few other tools.

He also picked up some bread and a few items of food.

Tomorrow will be Eli's last full day of this trip to Haiti. We've thoroughly enjoyed his time with us!


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Team Wrap up.

Yesterday, after some Haitian hot chocolate for breakfast, I took the team over to see the Agape house.

The team packed up and then chatted with the kids and I while Cory finished up a few jobs like taking bags of cememet over to our house for the plaster crew.

Anna prepared an early lunch of soup and they loaded up and started their trip down at 11 a.m.

Our land cruiser has seat belts for 11...the 9 guys and luggeage filled it up!

Very thankful they made it without a flat tire, or any delays or trouble.


Painting before trading to asking Anna school questions. 
Following a bit of break time the kids and I headed to the house for a bit of painting. 

Eli read some school questions to Anna for literature while we painted.

When we got back I talked with Cory a bit, thankful to hear that they made it to the guesthouse without any problems and the guys had already enjoyed the pool.

Then we enjoye leftovers and movie night.

Cory texted this morning that the team was at the airport at 7:30.

He will be joined by one of the workers from here, and then do some hardware shopping before heading up.

Praying for the team as they head to the USA and then on to Canada after a 7 hour layover in Florida.

Looking forward to some good family time and rest this weekend.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Day 4 Report and Day 5 plans

Today the team and Cory will head down the mountain around noon.

The plan is for a bit of shopping before the guesthouse tonight.

Then tomorrow they will go early to the airport and Cory will shop and head back up.

Prayers for the travel and tires...as they will be riding on the spare after the flat on the ride up.




Yesterday they:

  •  finished the kitchen cupboards; 
  • made a temporary cover for the stairwell; 
  • benches for our kitchen table; 
  • finished the gutter to collect rainwater; 
  • cleaned up; 
  • finished some trim; 
  • hung the rest of the windows; 
  • put up the first mahogany shelf in the kitchen; 
  • sorted tools;
  • put in the kitchen sink;
  • prayed blessings on our family and the house



Addition work: plastering and finding a location for the drainfield, payroll, getting mail ready, shopping list...












Thursday, January 18, 2018

Day Three ....lots done!

Hard to keep up with all the progress but will try to give you a taste of yesterday.

Cooking: Day started with Anna's cinnamon rolls and ended with Haitian spaghetti and bread-pudding.

Good fellowship and devotions.





House:
  • Water cistern now with covered access under the kitchen island.
  • More plastering downstairs and on the outside stone walls
  • GREAT progress on the cupboards and island
  • Screens and small doors above the doors for ventilation made and painted
  • One window in Anna's room that can swing open
  • More painting of the bricks around windows and wood window frames
  • kitchen shelf ready to hang and first coat of varnish on
  • east-side gutter project started
  • kitchen electrical work and outlets
  • Plans for a temporary cover over the stairwell
Having picture issues...will try a second post with more. 


cistern cover














Day Three

Hard to keep up with all the progress but will try to give you a taste of yesterday.

Cooking: Day started with Anna's cinnamon rolls and ended with Haitian spaghetti and bread-pudding.

Good fellowship and devotions

House:
  • Water cistern now with covered access under the kitchen island and the water drainage hole is no longer sealed up with cement.
  • More plastering down stairs and on the outside
  • GREAT progress on the cupboards and island
  • Screens and small doors above the doors for ventilation made and painted
  • One window in Anna's room that can swing open
  • More painting of the bricks around windows and window frames
  • kitchen shelf ready to hang and first coat of varnish on
  • east-side gutter project started
  • kitchen electrical work and outlets
  • Plans for a temporary cover over the stairwell
Having picture issues...will try a second post with more.