Where the wild things areAugust 10, 2016
While on site and in Ghana in general, you see certain things that you just dont normally see in the States. From the first day we were on site we were fascinated by the wildlife. Seeing the spiders, insects and lizards that we havn’t seen before was a treat but the excitement of that has certainly all but worn off by now. We still welcome the random mongoose here and there or the neighborhood dogs that come wandering around each day looking for food but it is safe to say that we have all gotten used to it. Today however, as we were sitting down enjoying lunch I was beside myself when I saw our mentor Bob reach into his backpack and pull out a live bird by the tail. We were all taken back, as we knew that he was a magician, and made more confused when he said that he didnt put the bird in there. At this point we still dont know where this bird came from but it was a welcomed companion as it stayed with us for the remainder of lunch. It just goes to show that you always have to expect the unexpected.
As for the work accomplished today it is much more of the same old same old, we have made progess with installing the soffits and with the soffits around the library being finished, and we have continued to install the framework for the ceiling installation. Simultaneously we have been making sure that lthe masons, now nearing completion of the exterior plastering, are remaining supplied with plaster and tools to work at an efficient pace. We hope to continue the working and, according to our estimates, we will finish as much work as we can.