After 14 days of constant work we are almost finished when the students return on the 1st but certainly by Wednesday or Thursday.
We needed to build a couple retaining walls, one to keep the sand from moving on down the hill when it rains and another to keep it from entering the new patio area. For this we needed a load of large rocks. I arrived one morning with a truck load of rocks, direct from a quarry near Ambato, only to find that the irrigation water distribution point had overflowed during the night cutting a two foot deep trench in the road, exactly where the left wheels of the truck would need a very solid piece of ground.
I walked to the short distance to the school and brought back a couple and the driver and myself set to work. If you know truck drivers, at least the ones that I have had experience with like to drive, not did. But this guy was great....We dug for an hour before we could pass and at one point I donated a few rocks to make sure we could pass with out danger of sinking into the soft sand.
Jessie, a volunteer from Florida was waiting at the school and shot these pictures of our arrival.