Definitely working hard! Today I got to see the work they had achieved already and I was definitely impressed! What a hole! If we weren’t making a septic tank we could have had a pool at the school 🙂 But it was straight back into work…to start with we continued to build the top part of the toilet block. This firstly meant the boys had to go and fill the car up with big cinder blocks…150 to be exact. Then these has to be unloaded from the truck and as you will see in the pictures we had a great convoy line going! We also had to get the cement and the water along with stones together to make a tough cement. This also required a lot of water, and taking hints from the local culture you can see we found the most efficient way to carry it! We all have a new found respect for cement trucks, as making and mixing concrete is tough and sweaty work! Especially in this heat.
After a well-deserved lunch, it was back into the thick of things, finishing the wall, and making A LOT more concrete to go into making the septic tank! Finally it was starting to look like more than just a giant hole. We were creating the foundations for the septic tank, and another convoy line of cement making was formed. The skill of throwing the buckets can be seen in the photos! We finished the initial foundation, so that by the time we go back tomorrow, we can start building the walls. We finished later than normal today, as we had to use all the cement we had made so it wouldn’t dry up. I have to say that I am very impressed with the volunteers and their commitment to getting the work done but also their positive attitudes.
The evening was spent relaxing and we even watched a movie. Everyone decided we should start at 5am tomorrow to avoid the heat and then to finish earlier so they can soak up the sun! We shall see how that goes…