Ok. This is not that odd. Odd is the multiple women walking around with backpacks on their heads. HELLO! They are called BACK PACKS for a reason! TOO FUNNY!
We have been busy! We finally finished painting all the metal grates the guard the windows at the new education center. It was time consuming due to all the triangles and shapes in the grate to make it small enough for hands to not reach through.. So lots of corners and such! Glad to be done with that! On Saturday these two kids came down from the center (Emmanual Center and the new Education Center are less than a block apart) to help us scrub the walls so we can get the mud off and begin painting them.. Well, the one kid I know got bored and left and the other stayed for another hour helping us scrub. Then this man came down and inside the building and said he came to get his brother and take him home. Turns out.... the second kid was a NEIGHBOR kid.
Building the Guard Dog House
. Not an Emmanual Center kid and I had NOOOO idea.. and we put him to work scrubbing the wall and such! Whoops!
Anyway, like I said.. We are ready to begin painting the walls. Not sure if we are going to start that this week or not. We are still supposed to go out to a village to help at the mission and work in the medical clinic. We are waiting for the call from a man out there saying he is is the next town over from Moshi. When he arrives there we are going to take a bus to that town then that man will drive us out to the village. So, we are supposed to be ready at a moments notice... So, not sure when that moment will come. In the mean time, we work on the education center.. and we are having a good time helping.
Yesterday was Easter for us since we are 11 or so hours ahead.
Straightening Nails. Nothing goes to waste.
So, the center had decided to put down one of their cows because it keeps gettting sick everytime it has a calf and they can't afford the vet bill. Plus, the kids only get meat like once every one to two weeks, so that would put a little meat in the freezer for them. So, we woke up at 4 am to head to the center to start the process. Ben and a few men did most of the work, but all the kids helped! It was a QUICK process. Ben though he had to do it all neat and such but it turns out they just hack it up and use everything.. even sell it with the bone still on it.. Everyone buys a little piece of everything. They never really eat meat as a main course.. its always a stew on top rice.. so the bone is good to get the vitamins out of the marrow as it cooks in the stew. VERY different from how we eat a moose and stuff. They kids sold meat to all the neighbors using their crusade speakers and stuff.. Blasting Christian Swahili music and annoucing the meat for sell. A lot of neighbors come anyway in the morning to buy a little fresh milk from the milk cows so they had a little it of a turn out! It was cool... The boys grilled up the lung and intestine and stuff for lunch and were soooo happy! It was like taking 20 boys camping.. like boy scouts.. they were so excited all day!
Well, back to work! TTYL