Mexico 2019 | Day 6 Blog

By Roland Calapiz

I woke up early this morning excited to be able to pick up the kids again with my partner Kyle Hoekstra. We were surprised by the wet surroundings when we opened the door of our dorm as it had rained overnight. Waited for 25 minutes only to find out that due to road conditions, moms or dads will not have work due to fields that they will work at will be closed and so children stay with them at home instead of going to schools This also mean that no income for the family. Rain for 1 week means 1 week of no Dinero!!!

We all sat together and enjoyed our pancakes and egg breakfast to make sure we have energy to start our day. We stop by the local hardware store to pick up some panchos to make sure we’re fashionable at work, oh and of course DRY! Unfortunately, no luck on panchos so we picked up rain gears instead. By the way, size selection is very limited. All 2XL…

Carey Day partnered with Corrine for building support beams, while I joined the team of Lanson and Ian Bradley swinging our hammers on putting rebar’s and form boards.

We were served turkey, egg mustard, beans and corn with the side of gravy for our mash potatoes for lunch the same time with the seniors.

As wind blows the lovely sewer tank smell appears around the site, everyone is busy staying task to make sure we have a strong finish for our last day of work. Centra owners working with our local Civil engineer (Imanuel) tying rebar’s together, while Patrick is busy setting up scaffolds for tomorrow’s concrete pour. Andrew and Stephen plugging away on their plumbing project not to mention their helper that sweeps after them, Kyle and Heather providing cuts for all that needs it, meanwhile, Brendan continued on building the trailer box.

All in all it was a great day, even the Rainbow decided to take a peak of our great works.