Monthly Archives: February 2012

Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 11

Today was the last day of work on the school project. We were scheduled to work until 1:00 pm. The nuns had planned a barbecue for us at a site away from the school as an ending celebration. Of course, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 10

Back to work today at the school. There was rain again so we pushed some of the water off the second story. Because it is a holiday the hired workers weren’t there. Therefore, we have suspended our masonry work. We … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 9

It’s Sunday and a quiet off day. A lot of the shops are closed. We just did some walking around. We went up Florida Street but it was fairly quiet although the weather was nice. We can’t get the holidays … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 8

Saturday. No project work today. The group went on a boat tour of the delta area. Buenos Aires is at the confluence of two rivers. A lot of silt has formed a large delta. The delta has become a vacation … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Beanie and Percy

We have two 87 year old participants in our group. One is a silver haired woman from Lexington, Kentucky named Beanie. She is full of life and a tireless worker. She is on the paint crew. There is no quit … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 7

Today is Friday so it is the last workday of the week. Due to the heavy rains last night there was a lot of water pooled on the roof on which we are doing our construction. Although it remains hot, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Walmart

Slice of life. We needed some supplies so we had the bus driver stop at a Walmart on the way back to the hotel. Yes, you heard me right, a Walmart. We picked up stuff like a sledge hammer, brooms … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 6

We caught a bit of a break. There is a storm blowing in. That means that the sky’s were mostly overcast and there was a bit of a breeze. I felt much more ,productive laying the bricks today. The sun … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – The Nuns

I’m going to have to take back a lot of the nasty things I’ve thought and said a about the Catholic nuns throughout my life. Many of the nuns that I had as teachers seemed unhappy and overburdened. The women … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – Feb. 2012 – Day 5

Hot as Hell today! The temperature had to have hit 100F. The sun is brutal. You have to work in spurts. You want to do as much work as possible and not be a slacker but you have to be … Continue reading

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