Another fantastic day for Reach Out! It’s strange that we just finished our second work day, since everybody is already so close and it feels like we have been together for so long.
Yesterday I joked that Tuesdays are always perfect and nothing can ever go wrong on a Tuesday… This makes this morning especially funny! To start off, the coffee machine at our hotel wasn’t ready until we were just about ready to go on the project site! Coffee is the lifeblood of many of us here, so this was a frantic beginning. Once we finally got to the school, we all pile into a tractor to get to the site – and of course the tractor ran out of gas! Luckily we weren’t more than a five minute walk away by the time it ran out of gas, but it did have people questioning my love for Tuesdays.
Luckily, Tuesday went uphill very quickly – the torrential rain turned our dirt pit into a mud pit, which meant MUD MASKS AND MUD ANGELS!! We shoved our faces into the mud! We jumped into the pit to make mud angels! We swam in big rain puddles! It’s crazy how much fun you can have when you just get playful and approach life with a smile. We still worked extremely hard amidst all of our playing, and the house is looking beautiful.
The great thing about working at a school is getting the opportunity to play with the kids during breaks! Some of the kids know a handful of English, but all of the kids love to play regardless of language – lots of running around, piggy back rides, and jump rope happened today!
After dinner we found an insect stand to try out some yummy spiders, snakes, and scorpions… Tastes like chicken! There’s never a dull moment here ☺️
Hopefully Wednesday goes just as well as Tuesday… Wish us luck if you’re reading!
Shanny Big Wheels