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December 12, 2017 6:19 pm

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Set to Music

My friend Dale put together a short music video of our home construction project in Puente Azul, El Salvador.  You can link to it here.  https://vimeo.com/87923386  

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2014 Food Journal

I always keep track of our meals when we are in El Sal,  so I thought I would post a typical Food Journal. Food Journal 2014 2.21  Dinner at Casa Concordia  (yea!)  Relleno huisquil, steamed carrots/broccoli/cauliflower, tortillas, rice with vegies, raspberry juice.  Ahhhh 2.22  Happy Birthday, brother Chris, wherever you are–Casa breakfast–typico, w/eggs, toast, plantains, […]

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Last full day

3.1 Our last full day was jam-packed. After another great breakfast, we waited around to see if Ki-ki would join us. He’d felt sick the last day at P.A. and on the road, so we weren’t sure. He’d planned to shop early Saturday for the street meal and then go along with us for the […]

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Returning to San Salvador

2.28 What do you know–we stuck to the plan. First, though, a note about dinner. ChickenSteak is our regular place–very good food, convenient to the hotel, and we get to sit outside under the trees (and 50 feet from the highway). Last night Ki-ki slipped off and paid the mariachi band to serenade Nelson for […]

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Capping off the house

2.26 We worked really hard today and came just short of finishing, but that’s ok. It was a busy day. Most of the work today required power tools, so we ran the generator a lot. Very noisy and intense, very hot, and until about 3:30 felt a little pressure to try to finish, until we […]

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The house is coming along.

2.25 We had a very productive day building the house today. Now the roof is on and we can likely finish tomorrow, as hoped. The weather cooperated, as it was hot but cloudy, so not as intense as Tuesday. Later in the afternoon, Tecnosolar FINALLY showed up–I just happened to notice them driving by our […]

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On the job site

2.25 Need to report on Monday and Tuesday to get caught up. Much of Monday I spent visiting homes of those who’d received panels one week after the medical clinic ended in Nov. 2012. Pastor Luis, Haley, and a couple of Topekans walked all over P.A. with me, escorted by Marta Rini and Natividad from […]

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Sunday afternoon meetings

2.24 Sunday, part two. (This is being written Monday night, as I scramble to keep up with our busy schedule.) The meeting with scholarship students and the families getting solar panels went really well.  Dale went off to see the house his team built last Feb. for measurements, but the rest of the team stayed […]

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Heading back to Puente Azul

2.23 Our plan today was to have breakfast at Casa Concordia and then, when Nelson and Ki-ki joined us, head on over to Sonsonate’. We would check in, have lunch somewhere, then head out to the community. Dale and his team needed to check on the foundation for the house they’re building–was it there, was […]

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Serving with Ki-ki

2.23 What a pleasure to spend time yesterday with Ki-ki, both on the museum trip and as we prepared and served the street meal. Our architect buddy Ricardo had told us that Ki-ki was out of work, and Ki-ki had explained–in mime and with all of our inadequate second languages–that he and his partner Glenda […]

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