December 18, 2014: Day 6 by Robert

Posted by Lauren Rochholz on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:50 PM PST

Today we woke up as usual and ate breakfast. Breakfast was a little late (By Wayne's standard, that is. But honestly Wayne wakes up at 5:30 am for no reason!). 

 

After breakfast we went to work on the wall. I am pretty sure Sara was already there working before anyone else; what a trooper! 


We finished the top row of the right wall and with great precision the workers slanted the top of the right wall at a constant slope. It was rather impressive. The things these guys could do when it came to construction techniques was outstanding.

   

At eleven o'clock there was a confirmation but the people working on the wall did not end up going. It was rumored that Collin might get in trouble for having us work through the confirmation, but we ended up doing it anyway. 

For Lunch today we ate carne asada with rice, pico de gallo, and banana chips. Mark, Bianca, Wayne, and I ate with all the other workers. While we were eating it became increasingly difficult to imagine going back to work, but we eventually mustered up the energy.

 

While working I stressed my back and I came back to the house while Wayne and Mark continued working. Mark had to make sure to move all the dirt five feet over and then back over five feet again.

After Mark and Wayne came back, Mark and I went and played a little bit of soccer with the German volunteer, Ben. After a little bit of soccer we went back to the visitors house to grab our bowls and utensils and then we headed to dinner. We showed up for dinner a little bit late today, but they were nice enough to still feed us. So caring.

Then after dinner we went back to the cancha. I was exhausted and I didn't think I was going to play anymore soccer, but Mark and I ended up playing a good bit. I guess we had to make sure we were completely worn out. Mark especially. 

-Robert Long, student