So today when I woke up I was feeling a little tired. There is a rooster outside of the girls' room that every morning crows and it sounds like it is screaming WAKE UP!! But I was excited, since today we were traveling to help the family of a girl I had become friends with. We were to build a wall to stop the rain from flowing through their house.
On the way there we saw cows and horses roaming about the streets, which was really fun to see. When we got there we went right to work, digging a sort of trench where the concrete would eventually go. That's what we did all day long, and though it was A LOT of dirt, it was rewarding at the end of the day whenever we had the whole thing ready to have concrete poured into the next day.
One of the highlights of the day for me was whenever we all sat down and ate lunch together, with us all talking to each other, no matter that we spoke a different language. Some exciting events that happened throughout the day were whenever Chad sliced his hand and got a little cut, whenever Chad stepped in a hole after the mason helping us warned him not to step in the hole (all was well), and at the end of the day we all tried pure sugar cane juice at the same time, which was pretty good (and sweet).
Tomorrow our groups will change jobs and we will be visiting families and painting, which I am looking forward to. But for today, the main thing I noticed was how hard everyone worked, no matter how hot or tired we all were. Nobody complained of how tired they were, and that was just really neat to see.
-- Elizabeth Hill